Hockey player Vandana Kataria made Uttarakhand’s Women & Child Development ambassador

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has appointed Team India’s hockey player Vandana Katariya as the brand ambassador of the state’s Department of Women Empowerment and Child Development.
  • The announcement was made at a programme organized to felicitate the recipients of the Tilu Rauteli Award and the Anganwadi Workers Award on Sunday. This programme was held at the IRDT Auditorium at Survey Chowk.
  • CM Dhami further stated that the prize money for the aforementioned accolades will be doubled from Rs 31,000 to Rs 51,000 beginning next year.
  • Uttarakhand Education Minister visits Vandana’s family
  • Uttarakhand Sports Minister Arvind Pandey paid a visit to hockey player Vandana Katariya and her family in Haridwar district’s Roshanabad village and wished her a bright future. He also honoured Vandana’s family by presenting them with bouquets and shawls in recognition of their daughter’s accomplishment.
  • “Vandana is a role model for today’s youth, and everyone should learn from her. Players will soon come from all around Uttarakhand, inspired by her,” he said.
  • Arvind Pandey added, “The Uttarakhand government has enacted a sports policy under which government jobs are earmarked for athletes who win medals at the international and national levels. Separate funds are also being arranged for training the players.”
  • Uttarakhand govt announces Rs 25 lakh for Vandana Katariya
  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami earlier announced a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh to Vandana Kataria for her stellar performance at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • “We are proud that Uttarakhand’s daughter Vandana Katariya made an unforgettable contribution to India’s great performance in women’s hockey at the Tokyo Olympics. In recognition of this, she would be given a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh,” Pushkar Singh Dhami had said.
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