Thiruvananthapuram: It has been decided to award prizes to Malayalees who won the Commonwealth Games. The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting held today. It has been decided to award Rs. 20 lakh to the gold medal winners and Rs. 10 lakh to the silver medallists,
Gold medallist Eldos Paul will receive Rs. 20 lakh and Silver medallist Abdullah Abubakar, M Sreesankar, PR Sreejesh and Tresa Jolly will receive Rs. 10 lakh.
Eldos Paul, Abdullah Abubakar, M Shreenkar and Tresa Jolly have been appointed by removing four vacancies out of the 50 posts reserved for sports quota.
Prizes were also announced for chess and Olympiad winners. 10 lakh rupees for Nihal Sar and 5 lakh rupees for S L Narayanan. Nihal Sarin had won gold in individual event in Chess Olympiad. S L Narayanan won the 23rd Sant International Chess Tournament in Spain.