Government of Manipur has announced cash rewards for prospective medal winners in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics from Manipur. Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren today announced that the State government will hand over cash award of Rs. 1.2 crore to gold medallists, Rs. 1 crore for silver medal winners and Rs. 75 lakhs for bronze medal winners in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics from the State.
The Chief Minister made the announcement at the launch of Selfie Point to cheer Indian Olympic contingents at Chief Minister’s Secretariat this afternoon. N. Biren also announced that the government will give a cash incentive of Rs. 25 lakh to all the five participants from Manipur who are representing the country in the Olympic Games. He wished success to all the five athletes on behalf of the people of Manipur.
It maybe mentioned that 5 sportspersons from Manipur namely- Shanglakpam Nilakanta will be representing India in the Olympic Games for the first time in Hockey, Sushila Pukkhrambam for the 2nd time in Hockey, Sushila Likmabam for the first time in Judo, Saikhom Mirabai for the 2nd time in Weightlifting and 38 year old, MC.Mary Kom, who bagged Bronze Medal in London Olympic Games 2012, will be participating in the Games for the 2nd time in the Boxing event.
Minister for YAS Letpao Haokip, Minister for CAF & PD Th. Satyabrata, Chairman PDA T. Robindro, MP (Rajya Sabha) Leishemba Sanajaoba, Langthabal MLA Karam Shyam and officials of YAS department were present on the occasion.