Gujarat, Aug 29: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced a cash award worth Rs 3 crore to Bhabina Patel for achieving a silver medal at Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
As an incentive towards grooming para-athletes, Rupani honored Patel today.
Applauding Patel’s victory, Rupani said, India’s Bhavinaben Patel has created history by winning the silver medal in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Bhavinaben Patel is the first player in India to win a medal in table tennis.
Vijay Rupani congratulated Bhavina on winning the medal in the Paralympics.
He tweeted and wrote, “Congratulations to Bhavinaben for winning the silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Three crore rupees will be given to Bhavinaben by the Gujarat government.”
Bhavinaben performed brilliantly in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and traveled to the finals. In the final match played on Sunday morning, Bhavinaben had to face defeat at the hands of number three player Zhou Ying. Bhavinaben admitted that she was nervous before the final.