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UP govt gives Nano cars to school games heroes

lucknow Updated: Feb 03, 2013 23:38 IST
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From sops for the senior citizens and the jobless, the Uttar Pradesh government has moved on to incentives for sportspersons - at least the school aged ones.

On the concluding day of the 58th National School Athletics and Wrestling Championship, the government gave a Nano car to all the seven winners in the individual category.

In addition, a cash award of Rs 21,000 was given to each of the 18 players who made new national records during the five-day event. A cycle was also given to all the participants.

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who was present on the occasion, distributed the awards.

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