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Manipur Govt announces Rs 1.2 cr for Olympic Gold medalist

Imphal, Jun 28 (UNI) Manipur government has announced cash incentives for all Olympians who get medals in the Summer Olympics to be held in Tokyo, Japan.

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh announced that the State government would hand over cash award of Rs 1.2 crore to gold medal winners, Rs 1 crore for silver medal winners and Rs 75 lakhs for bronze medal winners at the Tokyo Olympics from the State.

The Chief Minister made the announcement during the launching of Selfie Point to cheer Indian Olympic contingents in the function held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.

Biren Singh also said that the government would provide a cash incentive of Rs 25 lakh to all the five participants who are representing the country in Tokyo Olympics. Expressing confidence that the State athletes would win medals for the country, he wished success to all the five athletes on behalf of the people of Manipur.The five Olympians were Mary Kom, 51 kg boxing, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Weightlifting 49 kg, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam (hockey),Shanglakpam Nilakanta ( hockey) and Likmabam Sushila 48 kg Judo.

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