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Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports04-December, 2012 17:30 IST
Promoting Paralympic Medalists

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Jitendra Singh has said that the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has no role in grant of sponsorship to players including those belonging to Paralympics. As far as assistance from the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports is concerned, there is no discrimination between medal winners of Olympic Games and Paralympics.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Jitendra Singh said, winners of medals in Paralympics are treated at par with the medal winners of Olympic Games with regard to amount of Cash Award under the Scheme of ‘Special Awards to medal winners in International Sports Events and their Coaches’. Paralympics medalists are also eligible for being considered for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards and Pension under the Scheme of Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons.

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