Manipur government announces Rs 10 lakh for Mary Kom

Imphal: Manipur government will hand over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to boxer Mary Kom, who recently won gold medal for the fifth time in the World Women Boxing Championship, official sources said on Thursday.

Manipur government Spokesman and Sports minister N Biren said a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister O Ibobi
last evening decided that a grand reception would be given to Mary Kom at Khuman Lampak Sports stadium here when she returns here on September 25.

During the grand reception Ibobi Singh will hand over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to Mary Kom.

The Manipur government had already promoted Mary Kom an Inspector in the Manipur police to the rank of Deputy
Superintendent of Police after she won the gold medal in the world women`s boxing championship.


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