Etawah: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that the state was always ready to host national sports tournaments and promote talented sportspersons.
    
At the closing ceremony of the 58th National School Athletics and Wrestling Tournament at Sefai, Akhilesh said that budding talent emerges from these events that improves the performance of national team in Olympics and Asian Games.
    
The CM and SP supremo distributed prizes, including car, cycle and cash rewards to the successful athletes.
    
Akhilesh gave a car to each of the successful athletes and Rs 50,000 and a cycle to each medal winning gymnasts.
    
He also announced a grant of Rs 1 crore for purchase of new equipments to provide better practice facilities to talented players of gymnastics.
    
On the occasion, Akhilesh distributed coupons to give cycles to all players from 32 states. He awarded Rs 21,000 each to 18 players, who set new records in different fields and felicitated international player Arti Yadav with a car.

(Agencies)

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