New Delhi, Aug 13: Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region and Chairman of North Eastern Council (NEC) Paban Singh Ghatowar on Monday announced a cash award of Rs 40 lakh for Olympic medalist M.C. Mary Kom.
This minister said that this award is to extend a congratulatory note to Mary Kom for winning the bronze medal of the 51 Kg category Women’s Boxing, at the London Olympics.
According to Ghatowar, NEC had constituted NEC Chairman’s Sport Award for Excellence, to support and acknowledge the excellent sport persons from the north eastern region.
Achievers of the award would be felicitated and given cash awards.
The Doner Minister will hand over the award to Kom in a felicitation programme to be held on Sept 16 at Imphal, Manipur.