Imphal, June 28: Ahead of the Olympics to be held in Tokyo, the Government of Manipur has announced cash rewards for prospective medal winners at the Olympics from Manipur.
Manipur is known as India’s Sports powerhouse and the players from Manipur set to represent India in the mega sporting event slated to begin from July 23 to August 8 are MC Mary Kom (boxing 51 kg), Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (weightlifting 49 kg), Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam (women’s hockey), Shanglakpam Nilakanta (men’s hockey) and Likmabam Sushila (Judo 48 kg).
Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced that the State Government would hand over a cash award of Rs 1.2 crore to gold medal winners, Rs 1 crore to silver medal winners and Rs 75 lakh for bronze medal winners each at the Tokyo Olympics from Manipur.
N Biren Singh also said that the Government would provide a cash incentive of Rs 25 lakh to all the five participants each who are representing the country in the Olympics.
The Chief Minister made the announcement during the launch of a ‘Selfie Point‘ to cheer Indian Olympic contingents in a solemn function held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.
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.
Tokyo Olympics ‘Cheer 4 India’ campaign
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday launched the Tokyo Olympics ‘Cheer 4 India’ campaign in Imphal.
The campaign has been launched to garner support for the athletes representing India at the Tokyo Olympics.
The campaign included quizzes on Olympics, fan engagement drives and an Olympic symposium where the public participated.
Moreover, the people can also click their selfies at selfie points being set up under the ‘Cheer 4 India’ campaign to show their support for the athletes.
Launched the Tokyo Olympic #Cheer4India campaign in Manipur too as a way of cheering the athletes representing India. We are initiating activities like Olympic Quiz, fan engagement drives, Olympic Symposium and also setting up selfie points to click pictures & show their support. pic.twitter.com/sfzYtbBMmL
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) June 28, 2021