Five Olympians from Manipur handed cash rewards, job orders at grand reception in Imphal

CM Biren along with Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel felicitated the five Olympians from Manipur who took part in the Tokyo 2020.


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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren felicitated five Olympians from Manipur at a grand reception held in the presence of Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries and Jal Shakti Prahlad Singh Patel in Imphal on Saturday.

Honouring their achievements at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, job appointment orders and cash rewards were handed over to the five Olympians – Mary Kom, Mirabai Chanu, Likhmabam Shushila Chanu, Nilakanta Sharma and Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam.

“I'm happy to felicitate our 5 Manipuri Olympians at the grand reception held in presence of Hon' Union Minister @prahladspatel Ji, Hon' Ministers, Hon' MLAs & Officials. During the reception, we have handed over cash reward & jobs for the Olympians which was announced earlier,” Biren said in a Twitter post.

On the occasion, Biren also remembered India's boxing champion Dingko Singh who passed away during the pandemic period and paid homage to the departed soul by obseerving a minute silence.

"Remembering our Boxing legend, Sh. Dingko Singh who passed away recently. During the Grand Reception of our Olympians today, I along with Hon' Union Minister Sh.@prahladspatel Ji, Ministers, MLAs & well wishers paid homage to Sh. Dingko Singh by observing one minute silence," Biren tweeted.

First Published:Aug. 21, 2021, 4:56 p.m.

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