The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Wednesday announced a cash award of Rs. 10 lakh for Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda for his silver medal leap at the London Paralympics.
The committee, however, expressed disappointment at the apathy towards the disabled sportsperson.
“PCI is disappointed that no one is coming forward to give the cash prize to this athlete while the only difference of this medal is that this is for disabled,” the PCI said in a statement while congratulating Girisha for his effort.
The committee pointed out there was no difference between the Olympics and the Paralympics, as far as their status were concerned.
The president of the PCI Sultan Ahmed, meanwhile, appealed to corporates to come forward to give Girisha more awards.