Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has lauded the UP government for recognizing the efforts of para-athletes and felicitating para-athletes who won medals at the Tokyo Paralympics. Addressing a function organized to felicitate Tokyo Paralympics medallists in Meerut yesterday, the Minister said seven out of all the medallist Paralympians were from western UP.
He appreciated the Meerut sports goods industry for its contribution in nurturing sports saying the bat of Meerut is a symbol of self-reliant India.
He also lauded Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his government’s decision to set up a Sports University in Meerut. He said that Member of Parliament sports competition has been started to popularize sports in every district.
On the occasion, 32.50 crore rupees were distributed to 17 players who won medals and six players who participated in the Tokyo Paralympics.