Recognising the talent of rifle shooter Chain Singh who made the state proud by winning six gold medals at 2016 South Asian Games besides clinching a medal in 2014 Asian Games, the Jammu & Kashmir state government has sanctioned Rs 5 lakh cash award for the sportsperson.
“Chain Singh, a native of Jammu & Kashmir who is serving in the Indian Army, shall be presented this prestigious award by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is also the President of the State Sports Council,” informed Waheed ur Rehman Para, Secretary State Sports Council.
The cash award for the son of the soil has been sanctioned on the recommendation of Sports Minister, Imran Reza Ansari.
The award for the Asian and Commonwealth Games medal winner has been sanctioned on the recommendation of Sports Minister Imran Reza Ansari.
“Chain Singh has done us proud, his achievements at the National level and International level have inspired many a young sportspersons to take up sports in the state,” said the Sports Minister.
Sports activities in the state have got a fillip in the past few months due to the endeavours of the present dispensation which, besides upgrading the sports infrastructure, is focusing on felicitating the accomplished sportspersons to encourage them.