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Mary Kom gets Rs. 75 lakh from Manipur govt
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Imphal, August 19, 2012
First Published: 20:04 IST(19/8/2012)
Last Updated: 20:05 IST(19/8/2012)

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.

"I am very happy and extend thanks to all the people of the country for supporting me in the Olympics," the 29-year-old ace boxer said after receiving the cheque.

"Soon I'll start preparing for the next Olympic in Brazil in 2016," the five-time world champion said.

Along with her, another Manipuri Olympian boxer L Devendra Singh was given a cheque of Rs. 20 lakh by the chief minister at Khuman Lampak stadium in the state capital.

Earlier, both the boxers were given a rousing reception by hundreds of people at their arrival. Both were taken around the city in an open roof and decorated vehicle before the felicitation function.


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