Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today conferred the Himachal Gaurav award to silver medal winner Olympian Vijay Kumar in Kullu today. Dhumal presented a cash prize of Rs. 1 crore to Vijay Kumar at the occassion.
A 200 sq meter HIMUDA plot at Baddi was also given to Vijay Kumar by the Chief Minister in recognition of his achievements at various international competition.
Vijay who is a serving Subedar in Dogra Regiment of the Indian army attended the function along with his father Banku Ram and mother Roshini Devi.
Speaking to the media Vijay thanked the people of the state for encouragement and love extended to him. He expressed his willingness to train the youths in shooting in the state.
He also said that talk of leaving the army were all rumors as the army had played a big role in his career.