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IN Sports ON 22 Aug, 2016
P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik of India have made the country proud, and the gifts and accolades are waiting for them. Telangana government announced a cash prize of 1 crore rupees to Sindhu. We must remember one thing- both won a medal when they had nothing and all the rewards and prizes they will be getting is nothing compared to what they have done for the country.
P.S.- Sindhu is just 21 and Sakshi is 23.
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The first gift that Sindhu will receive is a brand new BMW from V. Chamundeshwaranath, president of Hyderabad District Badminton Association. He had gifted a BMW to Saina Nehwal too when she won bronze in 2012.
The Delhi government has announced Rs 1 crore as an award to bronze medallist Sakshi Malik. Delhi government has also offered a promotion to Sakshi Malik's father who works in the Delhi Transport Corporation.
Telangana govt. announced a cash reward of Rs 5 crore to P.V. Sindhu and also a 1,000 square yards of land. Andhra Pradesh government will give a cash reward of Rs 3 crores to shuttler P.V. Sindhu. She will also receive a group-1 officer post in the state government of Andhra Pradesh along with a 1,000 square yard house site.
Sakshi will receive 60 lakh rupees from her employers Indian Railway for her bronze-winning feat. She will also receive 20 lakh from the Sport's Ministry's Special Awards scheme. She will also receive 2.5 crores from Haryana government.
The Badminton Association Of India has announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for coach Pullela Gopichand for the hard work he has done to train the players.