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CM gives Rs 1 crore cash award to Jitu

Ace shooter Jitu Rai was on Saturday handed a cash award of Rs 1 crore by Uttar Pradesh government for winning a gold medal in the Incheon Asian Games. Jitu was felicitated by UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav at a function here.

The Nepal-born marksman said he was happy to represent Uttar Pradesh and has set his sight on Rio Olympics in 2016. ‘I have my sight set on Rio Olympics in 2016. I know that it is a difficult target but will continue to hone my skills and compete in tournaments to achieve that level,’ said Jitu. ‘This is my promise. I sincerely appreciate and genuinely need the support from the state government, Army, from my regiment, the 11 Gorkha Rifles, from Olympic Gold Quest who have supported me throughout and the blessings of UP and all my countrymen without which no one can achieve,’ Naib Subedar Jitu added.
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