Manipur government on Saturday felicitated 5 sportspersons from the State, who participated in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, at a grand reception held by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs in Imphal’s Khuman Lampak Stadium.
The ceremony was attended by Union Minister of State Prahlad Singh Patel, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh among other dignitaries.
The Tokyo Olympians – ace boxer MC Mary Kom, Weighlifting Silver medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Bronze medalist & midfielder of men’s Hockey team Shanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma, Midfielder of women’s hockey team Pukhrambam Sushila Chanu and the sole Indian judoka at the event, Sushila Devi Likmabam were felicitated during the occasion.
The state government also handed over Rs 25 lakh as cash award to MC Mary Kom, Judoka Sushila Devi and Hockey Midfielder Sushila Chanu.
Hockey players Nilakanta Sharma has been appointed as the Deputy Director of Sports, while Sushila Chanu was offered the post of Assistant Director of Sports.
Meanwhile, Judoka Sushila Devi has been promoted to the rank of an Inspector.
It needs to be mentioned here that Silver Medalist Mirabai Chanu has been appointed as an Additional Superintendent of Police.