Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Felicitates Female Boxers With Cash Prize
GUWAHATI: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju felicitated Indian female boxers on Saturday, October 19 for their brilliant performance at the Women’s World Boxing Championship held in Ula-Ude, Russia where India won a total of four medals- one silver and three bronze.
Manju Rani, who won a silver medal, was awarded a cash price of Rs 14 lakhs, while the bronze medalists, Marry Kom, Jamuna Boro and Lovlina Borgohain were given Rs 8 lakhs each.
“Four medals have been a record for India. It has brought a revolution for Indian Boxing History as well as it has inspired other arenas also,” said Rijiju in a statement.
Photo Credits: Kiren Rijiju