Yash Raj Films to honour Indian Paralympic winners
"The studio believes to celebrate the sportsman spirit of these athletes and their life-sized dream that emerged victorious," read a statement from YRF.
India's Mariyappan Thangavelu won a gold medal in the men's high jump at the Rio Paralympics.
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Earlier, the entertainment banner had announced that they would honour Indian athletes who would have won a gold medal at the Rio Olympics with Rs 1 million.
Devendra Jhajharia became first ever two time gold medalist for India at Paralympics.
Now, the reward for Rio Paralympics winners is a gesture on similar lines --- that of saluting the indomitable spirit of sportspersons and champions, as every small gesture goes a long way.
Gold at Rio Paralympics: Bollywood, Sports & TV stars PRAISE Mariyappan Thangavelu with HEART WARMING congratulatory messages!
YRF is known to back sports-based subjects in Hindi cinema. With "Chak De! India", it had backed a powerful message in support of women in sports.
With "Sultan", the film studio expressed support for wrestling in India.
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