Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who is the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent at this year’s Olympics in Rio, has announced that he will be presenting the Indian Olympic athletes with cheques of Rs 1,01,000, as a ‘gesture of appreciation’ for their efforts at the games.
“As a gesture of appreciation for our Olympic athletes, I will present each one with a cheque of Rs. 1,01,000,” Salman tweeted.
A record contingent of 121 athletes, including 54 women, are representing India at the this Olympics. But unfortunately, none has been able to win a medal for the country so far and have come under fire from certain sections. However, the actor showed his support to them and asked others to do the same.
In a series of tweets, Salman went on to say that the government is very supportive of sports and that every citizen should do their bit to encourage sports in the nation.
“The government is very supportive of sports. Each of us can also do our bit to encourage a sports nation,” he posted. “I admire the work that Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is doing to shape tomorrow’s champions.”