CM Bommai announces cash reward for shuttler Lakshya Sen after Thomas Cup win

08:08 AM May 17, 2022 | PTI |

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday announced a cash reward worth Rs 5 lakh from the state government for shuttler Lakshya Sen, a member of the Indian men’s badminton team that won the Thomas Cup.


The Chief Minister made the announcement after inaugurating the ‘Mini-Olympic Sports Meet-2022’ organized by the Youth Empowerment and Sports department, an official press release said quoting him.

He also said his government is encouraging all sports.

”We have selected a group of 75 sportspersons from various disciplines for special training as part of preparations for the Paris Olympics (in 2024),” Bommai said.

India’s men’s badminton team lifted the Thomas Cup title for the first time ever with a commanding 3-0 win over powerhouse Indonesia on Sunday.


World Championships medallist Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and doubles players Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy stunned the 14-time champions to win the prestigious team championship.


Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.