Hockey Star Vandana Katariya To Get 25 Lakh Cash Reward From Uttarakhand Govt


Dehradun: Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami announced a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh to Vandana Katariya, a member of the India women’s hockey team that participated in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this year.

Vandana became the first Indian woman hockey player to score an Olympic hat-trick, at the July 31 match where India beat South Africa 4-3 to keep quarterfinal hopes alive.

“We are proud that Uttarakhand’s daughter Vandana Katariya made an unforgettable contribution to India’s great performance in women’s hockey at the Tokyo Olympics,” the chief minister said. “In recognition of this, she would be given a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh.”

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