Education minister announces Rs 3 lakh for Mirabai, fetes Naoba

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Imphal: Education and fishery 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 outstanding achievement in the ongoing Tokyo, Summer Olympics, 2020.

Rajen made the announcement a simple function held for the felicitation of Namoijam Naoba Meitei who secured 27th all India rank, in the UPSC, National Defence Academy, exam, 2021, at his residence at Salam, Imphal West, on Sunday.

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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 in the state, he added.

The award is to be sponsored by the education department.

During the reception occasion of Naoba Rajen said securing 27th rank in such all India competitive exams is not an easy task. Such achievers from such a small state should be encouraged by all. They may be set as a model example for the future aspirants.

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Rajen handed over Rs 30,000 to Naoba for his journey expenditure for training.

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 informed that his achievement is because of his teachers and parents, support.

Sprayer pumps to be used by the farmers of Lamsang Assembly Constituency was also distributed during the occasion.

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