Superstar Salman Khan announced on Wednesday that he will be presenting each Indian athlete at the Rio Olympics 2016 with a cheque of Rs 101,000 as a “gesture of appreciation”.

“As a gesture of appreciation for our Olympic athletes, I will present each one with a cheque of Rs 101,000,” Salman, who is India’s goodwill ambassador for the games, tweeted.

The “Dabangg” star also shared that the Indian government is very supportive of sports.

He said that he admires the work the Olympic Gold Quest is doing to “shape tomorrow’s champions”.

The 50-year-old superstar was last seen on screen in “Sultan“, produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner Yash Raj Films.

Earlier this month, YRF had also announced that it will honour Indian athletes who win gold at Rio with Rs one million.