On Friday, the Indian women's hockey team suffered heartbreak at the Tokyo Olympics, losing its bronze medal playoff to Great Britain 3-4. However, despite all of it, the team has won the heart of the entire nation, as it produced its joint-best Olympic performance ever. Consequently, the Haryana government has decided to award its female players in the side a cash reward of ₹50 lakh each. The states Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced the same on social media, saying, "Haryana government will award Rs 50 lakhs each to the nine members of the Olympic women's hockey team who are from Haryana." View this post on Instagram A post shared by Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) He also congratulated the entire women's hockey team for putting up an extraordinary show. Also, back in Haryana, family members of the players were glued to the television screen, cheering their hearts out for the players and inspiring them to win the bronze. ALSO READ: Tokyo Olympics: India applauds its female hockey players despite bronze medal playoff loss Meanwhile, Rani's father said that the Indian team had a strong show and was extremely unlucky to miss out on the medal, reports PTI. He also felt that the side's performance is sure to inspire a new young generation of female hockey players, who would be willing to take up the sport. Furthermore, Mahender Punia, father of goalkeeper Savita, felt there was no need for the Indian women to feel low, as the match result does not reflect the true performance of the side. Also, Neha Goyal's mother was emotional following the match. NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitise, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona

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