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Lamb, pulao, zarda rice for Tokyo medal winners, Punjab CM Amarinder to wear chef’s hat

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will be donning a chef’s hat for a dinner he will be hosting for the Tokyo Olympic medal winners from the state and gold medallist Neeraj Chopra on Wednesday.

The dinner will be hosted at Singh’s farmhouse at Siswan in Mohali.

“From Patiala cuisine to pulao, lamb, chicken, aloo & Zarda rice, CM @capt_amarinder will prepare each of these delicacies himself to keep his promise to Punjab Olympic medal winners (& Neeraj Chopra) at the dinner he’s hosting for them tomorrow!” the CM’s media advisor, Raveen Thukral, had said in a tweet on Tuesday.

Singh had promised to cook for the Olympic medal winners during a felicitation ceremony for them last month.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has decided to felicitate the country`s all the medal winners of the Tokyo Paralympics. The Chief Minister has asked officials to prepare a plan to organise the event.

According to the government spokesman, “In the Tokyo Paralympics, excellent performance of the sportspersons has made the country proud. Along with medal winners from UP, all those who won a medal for the country will be honoured at a public function.”

“In this programme, all Divyang players from 75 districts of the state should also be invited. It will be a morale booster for them. A detailed plan should be prepared for this event,” the chief minister told officials.

The Uttar Pradesh government had earlier felicitated Olympic players and had given a cash award of Rs 2 crore to gold medal winner Neeraj Chopra, Rs 1.5 crore each for silver medal winners, Rs one crore for each member of the mens hockey team that won the bronze medal and Rs 50 lakh for each member of the womens hockey team which narrowly missed a medal.

The event was held in the state capital last month, in which all the medallists were honoured.