India’s silver-winning performance at the recently-concluded 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games has hardly gone unnoticed by the powers-that-be save for a rousing welcome by Hockey India during the team’s arrival at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Neither the Sports Ministry nor the corporate house have announced any felicitation programmes or cash awards for the national team. But one lady – Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa – seems to have taken the lead announcing a cash award of Rs 30 lakh for Indian fullback Rupinder Pal Singh for being part of the silver-winning team in CWG.
Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh is another Indian player, who is employed with Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) in Chennai. Midfielder Manpreet Singh, who was employed with Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) earlier this year, but has since switched over to Bharat Petroleum (BP).