Away from the glitz and glamour of celebrations to hail the heroes of India's most successful Olympic Games are the unsung non-governmental agencies that played a significant role in the athletes' accomplishments.
Olympic bronze medal winning boxer MC Mary Kom today received a cheque of Rs. 75 lakh for her outstanding performance in the London Games from the Manipur chief minister O Ibobi Singh at a felicitation function in Imphal.
On paper, it was meant to honour India's Olympic 81-strong contingent. But the felicitation ceremony organised by the SAI seemed like a thinly-veiled attempt at showcasing the success of the government's 'Come and Play' initiative. Kaushik Chatterji
reports. They say
| Felicitating the champs
Manipur government has increased the cash reward of London Olympics bronze-winning boxer Mary Kom from Rs.
50 lakhs to Rs.
75 lakhs besides promoting her to the rank of Superintendent of Police (Sports).
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