Minister Rajen announces Rs 3 lakh incentive for Mirabai Chanu

By FrontierManipur | Published On 25th Jul, 2021, 10:34 GMT+0530

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Minister Rajen felicitated Namoijam Naoba Meitei who secured 27th all India rank, in the UPSC, National Defence Academy, exam, 2020. 

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Education & Fishery minister S Rajen Singh on Sunday 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.

The state government had announced a cash reward of Rs 1.2 crore for Gold Medal, Rs 1 crore for Silver, and Rs 75 lakh for Bronze in the Tokyo games. 

Minister Rajen made the announcement while speaking at a simple function held for the felicitation of Namoijam Naoba Meitei who secured 27th all India rank, in the UPSC, National Defence Academy, exam, 2020, at the minister’s residence at Salam, Imphal West, according to DIPR Manipur. 

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 to the state, he added. The award is to be sponsored by the Education Department, Government of Manipur. 

Minister Rajen also lauded Naoba Meitei stating that securing 27th rank in such an 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. 

Rajen also 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 field of sports and other co-curricular activities. Naoba said that his achievement is because of the support of his teachers and parents.

Sprayer pumps to be used by the farmers of Lamsang assembly constituency were also distributed during the occasion. Zila parishad members, Awangkhunou, ZP, pradhans, presidents of BJP mandals of Lamsang, local leaders and workers were also present during the occasion. 

It may be mentioned that Namoijam Naoba Meetei managed to crack The National Defence Academy (NDA) Entrance exam, conducted by the Union Public Service Commision (UPSC) in his first attempt and secured All India Rank, 27. 

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