Lucknow: Ace shooter Jitu Rai was on Saturday handed a cash award of Rs one crore by the Uttar Pradesh government for winning a gold medal in the Incheon Asian Games.
Jitu was felicitated by UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav at a function. The Nepal-born marksman said he was happy to represent Uttar Pradesh and has set his sight on Rio Olympics in 2016.
"I have my eyes set on Rio Olympics in 2016. I know that it is a difficult target but I will continue to hone my skills and compete in tournaments to achieve that level," said Jitu.