Now, Sushil Kumar to get 2 crore

City government on Thursday decided to enhance the cash award announced for Olympic silver medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar from Rs 1 crore to Rs 2 crore. 

The Cabinet also decided to provide relief to the two Delhi-based families of victims of the Wisconsin gurdwara attack in the United States. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit chaired the meeting. 

“The wrestler will be presented Rs 2 crore instead of Rs 1 crore as announced earlier for winning a silver medal at London Olympics, Dikshit said. 

“We have also decided to grant relief to the two families of victims in gurdwara attack at Wisconsin. It has been decided to release an amount of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of both victims,”  Dikshit told reporters.

The Cabinet decided that the government should take care of the education of the victims’ dependants.

The families are staying at Chand Nagar area of west Delhi.  

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