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Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
26-November-2010 16:16 IST
Sports Minister Congratulates Asiad Medal Winners
Dr. M.S. Gill, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, has congratulated the medal winners at the 16th Asian Games at Guangzhou, China. In his congratulatory message, Dr. Gill said “ I am very happy at the outstanding performance of Indian athletes at the ongoing Asian Games. I particularly note that 400m hurdles gold won by Joseph Abraham and Ashwini Chidananda. Tintu Lukka has also done credibly by winning bronze in 800m.She has great potential. I also note the performance of Vikas Krishan, Boxing Boy of Bhiwani. Altogether, performance is excellent of our sports persons. I am confident that they will do well at London Olympics in 2012. I also hope, everybody notes the Government of India’s contribution in this. Against the normal budget of Rs.40 crore for coaching, the Government provided Rs.687 crore for two years before the Commonwealth Games. I will be pushing to maintain the same level of support for the next 2 years, upto the London Olympics”.

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