Chandigarh:They are yet to win a medal but boxers Akhil Kumar and Jitender have earned a cash reward Rs 25 lakh from the state government for reaching the quarterfinals of their respective weight categories at the Beijing Olympics.
Lavishing praise on Akhil, Jitender and Vijender for their fine performance, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the medal-winning boxers among the three would be made Deputy Superintendent of Police.
Jitender and Akhail have advanced to the quarter finals of 51kg and 54kg category resepctively and are just one win away from a medal.
The Chief Minister congratulated both these boxers and urged all the participating players hailing from Haryana to concentrate on their performance and give their best to clinch medals.
He said the State Government would appreciate their efforts and suitably reward their achievements.
The Haryana Government has already announced to give Rs two crore as a reward for state athletes who would win gold medals at Olympics.
The silver medallists would get Rs one crore and bronze winners would be given Rs 50 lakh.