The Indian government felicitated the Asian Games 2018 medal winners with cash awards after India registered its best-ever medal haul in the history of the Asian Games on Tuesday.Cash rewards of Rs 40 lakh were given to gold medallists while silver and bronze winners got Rs 20 and Rs 10 lakh each.India returned home with 69 medals from the Jakarta and Palembang games. Out of the 69 medals, 15 were gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze.India’s previous best medal haul was at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. That year, India bagged a total of 65 medals (14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze)Also read – Manjit Singh requests sports ministry to include him in TOP Scheme after Asiad gold India won 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals at this year’s Asian Games (Reuters Photo)Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore were present at the ceremony along with other Union Ministers Kiren Rijiju and Mahesh Sharma, Sports Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar, IOA President Narinder Batra and SAI DG Neelam Kapur.Also read – India sign off with best ever medal haul in their Asian Games historyRajnath congratulated all the medal winners and said that India will soon become a sporting superpower in the world.”I’m thrilled with our athletes’ performance. I’m confident India will soon not only become economic superpower but also a sporting power,” he said.”I congratulate all the medal winners and give my blessings to all of them.”Also read – Asian Games bridge gold medallists Bardhan, Sarkar devoid of official blazersadvertisementRajnath was also full of praise for Sports Minister Rathore for his commitment and dedication towards developing sports in India.”Rathore’s commitment and compassion towards sports in incomparable. Every Indian would be proud of his dedication towards sports,” he said.