27th ranker in NDA exam feted, Rs 3 lakh cash incentive for Mirabai announced

Manipur Education Minister S Rajen Singh has announced Rs 3 lakh cash incentive for Olympic Silver Medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu.


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Manipur Education Minister S Rajen Singh has announced Rs 3 lakh cash incentive for Olympic Silver Medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu as a token of honour and encouragement for her achievement in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020.

The minister was speaking at a function held for the felicitation of Namoijam Naoba Meitei who secured 27th all-India rank, in the National Defence Academy, examination, 2021 at his residence at Salam Leikai, Imphal West on Sunday.

Rajen said that the laurel brought by Mirabai Chanu has inspired all the young sport talents of the state. It is indeed an exceptional moment of pride of the state and the country. The incentive will be handed over to Mirabai Chanu as soon as she returns to the state, he added.

The award is to be sponsored by the Education department, government of Manipur.

Lauding Meitei, Rajen said that securing 27th rank in all-India competitive exams is not an easy task. Such achievers from such a small state can be role model for future aspirants. He also handed over Rs 30,000 to Naoba.

Naoba was born and brought up at Khonghampat Khunou. Son of N Naran and N (Ongbi) Premila Leima, Naoba Meitei studied at Sainik School Imphal from class VI standard. He also has outstanding achievements in the fields of sports and other co-curricular activities. Naoba attributes his achievement to his teachers and parents who gave him unstinted support. 

At the occasion, sprayer pumps were distributed to the farmers of Lamsang assembly constituency. Zila Parishad members, Awangkhunou, ZP, Pradhans, presidents of BJP mandals of Lamsang, local leaders and workers also attended the event.

 

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First Published:July 25, 2021, 7:27 p.m.

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