Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday congratulated Indian athlete Nishad Kumar after he clinched a silver medal for the country in Men’s High Jump T47 at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Taking to his official Twitter handle, the CM said that Nishad Kumar worked hard and got the country a silver medal in the event. Jai Ram Thakur said, "Our government will present an amount of Rs 1 crore to Himachal Gaurav Nishad, a resident of Amb".
टोक्यो पैरालिंपिक-2020 की ऊंची कूद स्पर्धा में कड़ी मेहनत कर देश को रजत पदक दिलाने वाले हमारे हिमाचल प्रदेश के बेटे निषाद कुमार को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।— Jairam Thakur (@jairamthakurbjp) August 29, 2021
हमारी सरकार अम्ब के रहने वाले हिमाचल गौरव निषाद को एक करोड़ की राशि भेंट करेगी।#Praise4Para #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/cZQUsNb3j9
The Himachal Pradesh CM said, "In the year 2019, our government also honoured Nishad with Himachal Gaurav Award. It is our aim to promote sports and increase the morale of the players so that Nishad and his talents continue to elevate the name of the state and the country."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday, August 29, congratulated Nishad Kumar. Calling it joyful news, PM Modi dubbed Kumar a remarkable athlete with outstanding skills and tenacity.
More joyful news comes from Tokyo! Absolutely delighted that Nishad Kumar wins the Silver medal in Men’s High Jump T47. He is a remarkable athlete with outstanding skills and tenacity. Congratulations to him. #Paralympics— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2021
President Kovind tweeted saying Nishad has proved his excellence on the global stage. He also described Nishad's outing as a 'superlative performance'.
Congratulations to Nishad Kumar for winning the silver medal in men’s high jump at Tokyo #Paralympics. You have proved your excellence on the global stage, thereby bringing glory to India. My heartiest congratulations to you on your superlative performance and success.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 29, 2021
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal called it a memorable day, while Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur congratulated him and informed that Kumar's 2.06m jump in the event equalled the Asian record set by him earlier in 2021.
Nishad jumps to glory 🥈 !— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) August 29, 2021
Congratulations Champ @nishad_hj !
We’ve just won 🇮🇳 2nd medal
at #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics !
• High Jump T47 Final
• 2.06m jump which equals Asian Record set by him in 2021#Praise4Para #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/mkXvu3kFEg
Union Home Minister in a tweet in Hindi said that high jumper's hard work and dedication has paid off. "Due to this extraordinary achievement of yours, the head of every Indian citizen has risen with pride," he said. Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi also congratulated the Indian star for bringing the country's second medal.
Nishad Kumar added another medal to India's bucket by clinching a silver medal in the final event of the Men's High Jump T47 category. Earlier in the day, Bhavina Patel won silver medal in the women's Table Tennis Class 4 event.
(Image: PTI, Twitter-@Media_Sai)