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Gujarat diamond Baron promises house, car if Indian Women’s Hockey team wins medal


Team Udayavani, Aug 4, 2021, 5:20 PM IST

Gujarat diamond baron Savji Dholakia announced that the Hari Krishna Group will give a house or a new car worth Rs 11 lakh to those members of the Indian women’s Hockey team, playing at the Tokyo Olympics.

He said that it was an attempt at boosting the morale of the players.

He wrote, “With incredible pride in my heart, I take this opportunity to announce that HK Group has decided to honour our Women hockey team players. For each player who wishes to build her dream home, we will provide assistance of Rs 11 lakh.”

He added, “Our girls are scripting history with every move at Tokyo 2020. We’re into the semi-finals of the Olympics for the 1st time beating Australia,”

He also wrote, “I was inspired by Mirabai Chanu and saw how women from our country are taking giant leaps. Chanu lives in a simple house but she won the medal. I want to make this announcement to award Rs 11 lakh for those who do not have a house and Rs five lakh to those who don’t have a car. I am making this announcement to boost the morale of our women’s hockey team members for the match today,”

For the unversed, India is playing its first-ever semi-final in women’s hockey at the pinnacle of sports, after beating Australia 1-0 in the Olympics quarter-final. The team will face Argentina in the semi-final match of Olympics 2020. The match is scheduled for Wednesday, August 4 at the Oi Hockey Stadium North Pitch, Tokyo, Japan. India sealed its spot in the semi-final after beating Australia by 1-0.

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