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Haryana to gift players cars

india Updated: Oct 16, 2010 23:31 IST

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All medal winners of the Commonwealth Games hailing from Haryana will get Maruti cars as prize besides the cash rewards already announced by the state government.

The medal winners will be given Maruti-Suzuki cars, manufactured in Haryana's Gurgaon city.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday said that he took up the matter with the management of Maruti-Suzuki company in Japan, given the long association of Maruti Udyog Limited with Haryana (since 1984), and they agreed to the proposal to give Maruti cars to all medal winners.

The cars will be in addition to the cash reward of Rs.15 lakh, Rs.10 lakh and Rs.7 lakh already announced by the state government to all CWG gold, silver and bronze medal winners, respectively.

All 15 CWG gold medallists from Haryana and two other gold medal-winning players, Saina Nehwal (badminton) and Sushil Kumar (wrestling), who have a close connection with Haryana, would also be given Maruti SX-4 cars. Seven silver-medallists would be given Maruti Dzire and eight bronze-medallists from the state would be given WagonR cars.

The keys of the new cars would be handed over to the players by Hooda at a function in at Sonepat in Haryana on on November 1.