The Haryana government is giving lavish rewards to state athletes who excelled at the Tokyo Olympics. Wrestler Ravi Dahiya was the most recent to be rewarded for his efforts, taking home a silver medal after losing 4-7 to ROC's Zavur Uguev in the men's freestyle 57 kg final on Thursday (August 5).
Haryana's government has an official policy of awarding athletes.
Mr. Dahiya would receive Rs. 4 crores, a government job, and land at a low price, according to a statement issued by the Haryana government. According to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, an indoor wrestling arena with contemporary amenities will be built in Mr. Dahiya's village of Nahari.
"Our son Ravi Dahiya has won the hearts of not only Haryana but the whole of India... Many congratulations and best wishes to him on winning the silver medal. I wish you to achieve new heights of success, " Manohar Lal Khattar tweeted.
हमने तिरंगा फहराना-देश के संग हरियाणा— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) August 5, 2021
बेटे रवि दहिया ने #Tokyo2020 में लट्ठ गाढ़कर न सिर्फ हरियाणा का बल्कि पूरे हिंदुस्तान का दिल जीत लिया है। रजत पदक जीतने पर उन्हें बहुत-बहुत बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएं।
आप सफलता की नई ऊंचाइयों को हासिल करें, यही कामना करता हूँ।#Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/70wCfoSCxk
Mr. Dahiya's statement follows the confirmation of similar prizes for two Haryana men's hockey team members-both would receive Rs 2.5 crore, a government job, and land at a low price.