Tokyo Olympics: Manipur CM assures Rs 75 lakh cash award, govt job to hockey player Nilakanta Sharma


Guwahati: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced that a secured government job will be given along with reward of Rs 75 lakh to Shanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma, a member of the Indian men’s hockey team, which won bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

On Thursday, the chief minister talked to Nilakanta over the phone and assured him a suitable state government job. He also congratulated all the players of the Indian hockey team for winning the bronze medal.

CM Biren Singh told Nilakanta that he will be given a cash award of Rs 75 lakh as announced by him earlier.

N Biren Singh then assured him, saying, “As you have become an Olympics medalist, I won’t keep you as a ticket collector. Like I told Mirabai (Chanu) the last time, I won’t keep you as a ticket collector. Moreover, the state government will provide you a suitable job. So be ready.”

Nilakanta is a resident of Kontha Ahallup Makha Leikai area of Manipur’s Imphal East district.