TN CM lauds athlete Arokia Rajiv for winning silver in Asian Games

Arokia Rajiv who won the silver in the 400m mixed relay will get Rs 30 lakh cash incentive.

India's Rajiv Arokia (2nd r) won the silver medal in the 400m mixed relay.   -  PTI

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Wednesday lauded state athlete Arokia Rajiv, member of the silver winning 400m mixed relay team in the ongoing Asian Games, for his feat and announced Rs 30 lakh cash incentive.

“I convey my hearty congratulations to you on behalf of the people and Government of Tamil Nadu on your splendid achievement,” Palaniswami said in a letter to Rajiv.

Rajiv had made the the state and India proud with his achievement, he added.

Recalling that the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had enhanced the high cash incentive to sportspersons bagging silver medals in international events, Palaniswami said Rajiv was now ‘eligible’ to get this incentive of Rs 30 lakh.

He also lauded those who had contributed to Rajiv’s achievements.