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Top players receive Laxman-Lakshmi Bai Award

The players who won medals and participated in the 22nd Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham (UK) in 2022 were also honoured.

Statesman News Service | Lucknow |

The Yogi UP Government on the occasion of ‘UP Diwas’, honoured the talented athletes in line with the vision of promoting sports persons and sports culture in the State.

Governor Anandi Ben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath felicitated the sports talents by conferring Laxman / Laxmibai awards for 2021-22 in the event held at Avadh Shilpgram here on Tuesday.

As many as 12 sports talents, including Noida District Magistrate and para-badminton player Suhas LY, were honored.

Moreover, the players who won medals and participated in the 22nd Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham (UK) from 28th July to 8th August 2022 were also honoured.

Governor Anandi Ben Patel and CM Yogi Adityanath gave out Rs 3.11 lakh cash, citation and a bronze statue of Laxman/Lakshmi Bai to each player.

Deputy CM, Brajesh Pathak, Cabinet Minister Surya Pratap Shahi, MSME Minister Rakesh Sachan, Tourism and Culture Minister Jaiveer Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Girish Chand Yadav, among others remained present in the programme.

The awardees are Suhas LY- Parabadminton- (District Magistrate, Noida),

Vivek Chikara, (Para Archery-Meerut), Dipendra Singh-(Para Shooting-Sambhal), Janardan Singh Yadav-(Wrestling-Ghazipur), Mohit Yadav (Handball, Lucknow), Jyoti Shukla, (Handball, Kanpur Nagar), Neha Kashyap, (Wushu-Meerut), Manisha Bhati, (Wushu-Noida),  Rahul Singh, (Hockey-Varanasi), Taruna Sharma, (Judo-Meerut), Arif (Hockey-Gorakhpur, Radheshyam Singh, (Athletics-Azamgarh).

The 22nd Commonwealth Games were organized from 28 July to 8 August in 2022 in Birmingham, UK.  Many players, who won medals in individual and team events in this competition, were honored by Governor Anandi Ben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday.

They are Priyanka Goswami (Athletics Silver), Lalit Kumar Upadhyay (Hockey Silver), Meghna Singh (Cricket Silver), Deepti Sharma (Cricket Silver), Annu Rani (Athletics Bronze), Divya Kakran (Wrestling Bronze), Vijay Kumar Yadav (Judo Bronze), Vandana Kataria (Hockey Bronze), Seema Punia (Athletics), Sarita Romit Singh (Athletics), Rohit Yadav (athletics), Poonam Yadav (Weightlifting), Poornima Pandey (Weightlifting), Vishwanath Yadav (Triathlon).