Talented sportspersons feted during UP Diwas Celebrations
Lucknow: In line with the vision of promoting sportspersons and sports culture in the state, the Yogi Adityanath government on the occasion of ‘UP Diwas’, honoured the talented athletes.
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.
As many as 12 sports talents, including Noida District Magistrate and para-badminton player Suhas LY, were honored.
Morever, 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 Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave out Rs 3.11 lakh cash, citation and a bronze statue of Laxman/Lakshmi Bai to each player. Deputy Chief Minister 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.
Talents honoured with Rani Laxmibai/Laxman Award
(Rs 3.11 lakh, bronze statue and citation)
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
The 22nd Commonwealth Games were organized from 28th July to 8th August 2022 in Birmingham, UK. Many players who won medals in individual and team events in this competition, were honored by Governor Anandi Ben Patel on 26th January.
Ms. Priyanka Goswami Athletics Silver 75 Lakh
Mr. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay Hockey Silver 75 Lakh
Ms. Meghna Singh Cricket Silver 75 Lakh
Ms. Deepti Sharma Cricket Silver 75 Lakh
Ms. Annu Rani Athletics Bronze 50 Lakh
Ms. Divya Kakran Wrestling Bronze 50 Lakh
Shri Vijay Kumar Yadav Judo Bronze 50 Lakh
Ms. Vandana Kataria Hockey Bronze 50 Lakh
Smt. Seema Punia Athletics Participant 5 Lakh
Mrs. Sarita Romit Singh Athletics Participant 5 Lakh
Mr. Rohit Yadav athletics participant 5 lakh
Ms. Poonam Yadav Weightlifting Participant 5 Lakh
Ms. Poornima Pandey Weightlifting participant 5 lakh
Mr. Vishwanath Yadav Triathlon participant 5 lakh