Uttarakhand government announces cash award for Unmukt Chand

India Under-19 aptain Unmukt Chand is a native of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand and his father had moved out of the state three decades ago Getty Images

Dehra Dun: Aug 29, 2012

Uttarakhand government would reward Unmukt Chand with a cash award of Rs 11 lakh for successfully leading the Under-19 Indian Cricket team to win the World Cup recently.

Stating that Chand has made Uttarakhand proud by his outstanding performance, state sports minister Dinesh Agrawal said as per the announcement of Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna, the government would shortly organise a function here to felicitate Chand and give him the award money.

Chand is a native of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand and his father had moved out of the state three decades ago.

Speaking at a function on the National sports day, Agrawal said the government is committed to give good facilities to its sportspersons despite having limited resources. In this regard, he said an international stadium is being built in Dehra Dun with the cooperation from ONGC.

Besides, he said the Parade Ground is also being prepared for sports activities.

The minister also honoured several sportspersons for their performance in various state-level and national-level events. (PTI)