Indian males’s hockey workforce made the nation proud after they defeated Germany in a historic Olympic Bronze medal match final week.
The workforce gained praises from throughout. The workforce’s goalkeeper, PR Sreejesh of Kerala additionally acquired applause for the abilities he displayed through the match.
Kerala’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan issued a press release praising Sreejesh. However, the participant is but to obtain a money reward, not like different Tokyo Olympic 2020 medallists. The state authorities’s delay in felicitating the Olympic medallist has drawn criticism. Especially after different state governments introduced rewards for the gamers of their state.
For occasion, the javelin thrower and gold medallist Neeraj Chopra acquired an award of six crore rupees from the Haryana authorities. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu acquired one crore rupees as a money prize from the Manipur authorities. Men’s hockey workforce gamers Nilkanta Sharma and Vivek Sagar acquired one crore from the Madhya Pradesh authorities. Sreejesh is but to be on condition that reward by his state.
Anju Bobby George on Kerala Government’s lack of money reward:
While speaking to Mathrubhumi TV, athlete Anju Bobby George confirmed the identical. She stated, “The allegation that Kerala authorities didn’t reward him is true. Many governments introduced simply when athletes gained medals, even earlier than they got here again to the state. In this case, even after Sreejesh got here again, the Kerala authorities has not introduced a reward.”
She stated that one ought to perceive the worth of an Olympic medal. Anju Bobby George who had gained at IAAF World Athletic Final stated that the Kerala authorities was reluctant on giving her money prize when the Tamil Nadu authorities got here by means of.
She stated, “It isn’t powerful to declare a Rs 1 crore award. The authorities may even acquire it by means of sponsorships. But it’s in regards to the intent.”
The goalkeeper Sreejesh has acquired money prizes from non-government events. Dr Shamseer Vayalil of Dubai-based VPS Healthcare awarded him with a one crore rupees prize.
The athlete hails from Pallikkara of Ernakulam district in Kerala and is an worker of the state’s Department of General and Higher Education.
Former Olympian TC Yohannan additionally advised the media that Sreejesh deserves higher therapy as he made Kerala proud.
The goalkeeper alongside along with his workforce landed in New Delhi on August 9. He is predicted to succeed in Kochi on August 10 night. As per studies, he shall be acquired by state Sports Minister V Abdurahiman and different officers.
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