Imphal, September 30, 2017 (DIPR): Miss Hathoikim alias Hoikim Chongloi, who bagged Gold Medal at The 10th Open National Taekwondo Championship 2017 held recently at Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir was today felicitated by Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt Nemcha Kipgen on her arrival at Tulihal International Airport, Imphal.

Addressing the media, Minister Nemcha congratulated Hoikim and expressed extreme happiness on her achievement. She asserted that Manipur is indeed the powerhouse of sports in India. Hoikim’s achievement will set as an example for all the upcoming girls in the field of sports, especially those in the hilly and far flung areas, that hardwork and determination will surely bring laurels for the state.

Social Welfare Minister and also the Local MLA, Nemcha believes that like Olympic Bronze Medallist, Mary Kom who is also from the Tribal community, Hoikim will also shines internationally in the near future and assured all possible assistance from her end.

So far, Hathoikim alias Hoikim Chongloi have bagged two (2) Gold Medals, four (4) Silver Medals and Seven (7) Bronze Medals in 53/55 Kgs category in the National level. She hails from Haijang, Kangpokpi District.

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