Direct link to scholarships offered by  Govt. of India

List of Private NGOs offering scholarships

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr: ‘Avenzoar’

Abu Marwan Abdal Malik Ibn Zuhr, known in the west as Avenzoar, was

Ummid Assistant

AMU declares entrance test dates for its UPSC coaching centre

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » 2011 World Cup

Laurels, awards galore for Team India

Sunday April 03, 2011 10:55:04 PM, IANS

Related Articles

Land for cricket academy, school for Dhoni in Jharkhand

Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Sunday announced that land would be allotted to local boy and   »

Shrirampur Council announces Rs 1 lakh for Zaheer

Top Gujarat sports award for Munaf, Yusuf Pathan

 Jharkhand to make him 'Doctor' Dhoni

Emotional Tendulkar rides on his team mates shoulders at Wankhede

Top Gujarat sports award for Munaf, Yusuf Pathan

New Delhi: Laurels and rewards flowed for the Indian cricket team Sunday, a day after it won the World Cup, with several state governments announcing cash awards and other incentives for the members of the victorious squad. President Pratibha Patil felicitated the team and shook hands with each player at a "high tea" on the lawns of the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.

Patil and her husband, Devisingh Shekhawat shook hands with each Indian player, starting with skipper M.S. Dhoni.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced a special award of Rs.1 crore each for Maharashtra players Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan.

He also announced a reward for the Maharashtrian support staff in the Indian team which would match the award by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

The BCCI had Saturday announced a reward of Rs.1 crore to each member of the winning squad and Rs.50 lakh to each of the support staff.

The railway ministry announced Sunday that members of the team will be given lifetime complimentary passes to travel by air-conditioned first class.

The passes will be available to the players along with one companion for unlimited free travel in the country, the ministry said in a press statement.

Congratulating the team after their win Saturday, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee had appealed to the central government to declare Monday a national holiday to celebrate the achievement.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda announced in Ranchi that land would be allotted to local boy Dhoni to set up a cricket academy and school here.

The Jharkhand government also said it would confer an honorary doctorate on Dhoni - who is yet to complete his graduation.

Dhoni, 29, is doing his graduation from St. Xavier's College in Ranchi. He has been unable to complete the course due to his tight schedule.

Jharkhand earlier gifted a 4,000 sq feet plot and a Rs.11 lakh car to Dhoni when India won the T20 World Cup in 2007.

The Jharkhand unit of the Congress demanded India's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna be conferred on local boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni for leading India to victory in the cricket World Cup after 28 years.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa announced that his government will allot free housing sites in the city to each of the 15 members of the Indian cricket squad that won the World Cup.

The documents will be presented to the 15 team members at a special function the state government will hold at the imposing Vidhana Soudha at the earliest.

The government plans to get in touch with the team through the BCCI to organise the function in Bangalore on a date convenient to them after the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Delhi government announced cash rewards of Rs.2 crore for Dhoni and Rs.1 crore each for the four Delhi players in the World Cup winning squad -- Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Ashish Nehra and Virat Kohli.

"Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has announced reward of Rs.2 crore for captain M.S. Dhoni, and Rs.1 crore each for Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Ashish Nehra, and Virat Kohli," a statement from the government said:

Gambhir was the highest run getter in India's six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka Saturday with his 97.

The Punjab government also announced cash rewards for Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh, while Gujarat said it will confer its highest sports award, "Eklavya Puruskar" on Munaf Patel and Yusuf Pathan, who hail from the state. The award comprises Rs.1 lakh, a memento and a certificate of honour.







  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS




Top Stories

Land for cricket academy, school for Dhoni in Jharkhand

Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Sunday announced that land would be allotted to local boy and Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to set up a cricket academy   »

 Jharkhand to make him 'Doctor' Dhoni

Emotional Tendulkar rides on his team mates shoulders at Wankhede


  Most Read

India set for biggest electoral battle after 2009

Amid corruption sagas that have dented India's ruling coalition, five states go to the polls from Monday in the country's largest electoral exercise in two years that holds the .  »

 Stage set for Assam first phase elections

Israel asks UN to dump Gaza war crimes report

Israel has asked the United Nations to dump a damning report on its much-criticised military operation in Gaza two years back after its author regretted some of his conclusions. Israel Prime Minister   »

Israel asks UN to help block planned Gaza flotilla


  News Pick

Secularism is the core ideology of Congress: Mahesh Bhatt

Eminent film director and social activist Mahesh Bhatt said that secularism is in my blood and I cannot imagine India other than being secular  »

'Migration of Kashmiri Pandits created vacuum in J&K'

Describing Kashmiri Pandits as an integral part of Kashmiri ethos, state minister Ali Mohammad Sagar today said the community's large-scale migration from the state has created a vacuum in the society. The state rural  »

Happy next-door-brother India has won: Pakistan

It would have been wonderful if Pakistan had won the cricket World Cup but the Indian team deserved to win, said many Pakistanis who avidly watched   »

World Cup for India is Asia's win too: Pakistani daily

Yemen opposition tells Saleh to quit, presents new plan

Yemen's opposition Saturday told embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh to hand over power to his deputy as part of a fresh  »

Saleh to sacrifice 'blood and soul' to confront opponents

'Former Libyan spy chief was double agent for Britain, US'

Musa Kusa, the former Libyan intelligence chief who defected to Britain, was acting as a double agent for the MI6 and the CIA for a decade, an official said.  »

Libyan rebels die in NATO air strike: Report


Picture of the Day

A Supporter with Indian Tri-color painted on his body and carrying the flag in hand, near the Wankhede Staidum in Mumbai during the final match between India and Sri Lanka. India beat Lanka by six wickets to take home the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

(Photo: AP)



RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant






About us




Government Schemes











Contact us





      Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.