Mizoram government approves appointment of Olympian Lalremsiami as hockey chief coach


Guwahati: The Mizoram government has approved the appointment of Tokyo Olympian Lalremsiami as hockey chief coach. 

This was announced by Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga on Thursday evening

Hockey star Lalremsiami was the only athlete from Mizoram to have represented India at the Tokyo Olympics. 

Lalremsiami has been appointed as hockey chief coach, a group A post, under the Mizoram sports and youth services department. 

Taking to Twitter CM Zoramthanga said, “Proud to announce that Govt. of Mizoram has approved the appointment of Ms Lalremsiami, National Hockey Player and the only Olympian from #Mizoram at the Tokyo Olympic 2020 to the post of Chief Coach (Hockey) Group-A post under Sports & Youth Services Department”. 


Earlier, the state government had also announced Rs 25 lakh cash reward to Lalremsiami to honour her for her participation and performance at the Olympic.

Of the Rs 25 lakh, the government had handed over Rs 10 lakh to her mother Lalzarmawii on June 24.

Lalremsiami will arrive in the state on August 25 and she will be accorded a state-welcome upon her arrival.