Bhubaneswar: After Team India’s victory against Germany in the Hockey World League, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated and awarded Rs 10 lakh cheques to each players and coach of the hockey team this evening.
Naveen also awarded Rs 5 lakh cheques to each support staff after India clinched bronze against Germany in the Final clash.
The CM also tweeted about the cash award and appreciated the players for their brilliant performance.
Well played, #India, bronze winners of #HWL2017. The young team showed brilliance & tremendous grit to achieve podium finish. Happy to announce ₹10 lakh cash prize to each player & coach & ₹5 lakh each for support staff of @TheHockeyIndia. They have made us proud. #INDvGER pic.twitter.com/Y0gNWCITv6
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) December 10, 2017
On the occasion, Odisha Sports Minister Chandrasarathi Behera, Governor SC Jamir, Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other dignitaries of the sports fraternity were present.
India reclaimed the bronze medal at the Hockey World League (HWL) Final after eking out a close 2-1 win over a depleted but spirited Germany in the third-fourth place classification match here on Sunday.
SV Sunil (20′) put India in the lead in the first half but a poor defending saw Mark Appel (36′) equalise in the second half.
Harmanpreet Singh (54′) then converted a penalty corner six minutes before the final hooter to seal the match in India’s favour.