Manipur: CM N Biren Singh announces Rs 75 lakh Cash Reward for Olympic Medallist Nilakantha

The Indian team has created history after winning the bronze medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020. The team has earned its first Olympic medal in 41 years. 

The Manipur CM, N. Biren Singh, expressing delight over the win, announced a monetary reward, worth Rs 75 lakh for securing the medal.

The Chief Minister in a video call stated that Indian hockey team played exceptionally well to claim the Bronze medal at the ongoing Olympic Games.

On being asked of his expectation from the state Government, Nilakanta Sharma expressed that he wants to work in a  State Government job related to sports.

The CM further guaranteed that a job would be offered to him after he lands in Manipur.

Nilakanta is a Senior Ticket Collector in Railways, and is the second medallist from Manipur after S. Mirabai Chanu who bagged the silver medal in the 49 kgs women weightlifting event in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Nilakanta since his childhood dreamt to play hockey, and started in 2003.

Nilakanta is the son of Sh Inaocha and Sh (O) Kunjarani of Kontha Ahallup Makha Leikai, residing in Imphal East district.