Friday, August 17, 2012

Defence Minister Felicitates Olympic Silver Medallist Subedar Major Vijay Kumar

The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony felicitated the Olympic Silver medal winner Subedar Major Vijay Kumar in a brief ceremony held here today. Congratulating the Subedar Major on winning the Silver medal in the London Olympics the Defence Minister presented a cash incentive of Rs.30 lakhs to him. He acknowledged Sub Major Vijay Kumar’s consistent good performance in the international competitions for which he had been conferred the Arjuna Award in 2007 in addition to out of turn promotions and other awards and commendations by the Army.

The minister also lauded the contribution of the Armed Forces for having scouted and nurtured talent in various sporting disciplines and providing training and coaching using the state-of-the-art infrastructure. He reposed faith on the Armed forces to produce many more international level sportspersonas for the nation and hoped that the nation will have a richer haul of medals at Rio Olympics in 2016.

The ceremony was attended by Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne and several other senior officers of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence.


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