YRF to honour Indian gold medal winners at Rio Paralympics; salutes Mariyappan Thangavelu


Sep,14 2016 18:53:10 IST

Mumbai: Yash Raj Films (YRF) on Wednesday announced it will honour Indian paralympian gold medal winners and has saluted Mariyappan Thangavelu for his historic gold win in men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics.

Mariyappan Thangavelu. AFP photo

Mariyappan Thangavelu. AFP photo

"The studio believes to celebrate the sportsman spirit of these athletes and their life-sized dream that emerged victorious," read a statement from YRF.

Earlier, the entertainment banner had earlier announced that they would honour Indian athletes who would have won a gold medal at the Rio Olympics with Rs 1 million.

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.

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.

Updated Date: Sep 14, 2016 18:53 PM