Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Dr. Virendra Kumar today felicitated Tokyo Paralympics medal winners of the Indian Paralympics Contingent. He also felicitated the coaches of the Paralympians. A cash award of ten lakh rupees have been given to Gold Medalists, eight lakh to Silver and five lakh to Bronze medal winners. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale was also present on the occasion.
India had sent a highest ever contingent of 54 Divyang sports persons across nine disciplines in the recently concluded Tokyo Paralympics. The Indian Paralympians created history by winning 19 medals.