Chennai, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday announced cash awards to the medal winners from the State in the Commonwealth Games held at Gold Coast.
In separate letters congratulating them for winning laurels to India and Tamil Nadu in particular, the Chief Minister announced Rs 50 lakh each to paddlers Sathyan and Sharath Kamal for winning a silver and a bronze, apart from Rs 50 lakh announced by him earlier to them for winning a silver medal.
Similarly, he also announced cash award of Rs 60 lakh to squash players Dipika Pallikal (two silvers) and Rs 30 lakh each to Joshna Chinnappa and Saurav Ghosal for winning silver medals.
In his congratualtory letters to the medal winners, Mr Palaniswami said former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had ordered Rs.30 lakh for the silver medal winner and Rs. 20 lakhsfor the bronze medal winner.