Shimla: Himachal Pradesh government tonight announced a cash reward of Rs 1 crore for the army’s marksman Vijay Kumar for winning the silver medal in London Olympic in men’s 25 metre rapid fire event.

Making the announcement minutes after Vijay Kumar, who hails from Hamirpur district of the state, won the silver, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said his name would also be recommended for Himachal Gaurav Award.