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Tata Steel felicitates archers, Deepika gets Rs.10 lakh


Ranchi : India’s medal-winning archers at the Commonwealth Games were accorded a warm welcome on their arrival here and felicitated by Tata Steel Monday.

Double gold medallist Deepika Kumari was given a cash award of Rs.10 lakh while Rahul Banerjee, who won a gold and bronze each, was given Rs.6 lakh. Jayant Talukdar, who won two bronze medals, got Rs.2 lakh. Coaches Dharmendra Tiwari, Purnima Mahato and Satnam Singh were also given Rs.1 lakh each.

An excited Deepika said: “It is a great feeling to be rewarded in one’s own academy. I am feeling great today. There is lots of talent in Jharkhand which needs to be promoted.

“In our country cricket is given too much importance and other games also need to be promoted.”

Deepika, daughter of an auto rickshaw driver, joined the Tata Archery Academy in 2008 and shot to prominence after winning two gold medals in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

The Jharkhand government has also announced a reward of Rs.10 lakh to Deepika.