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Manipur Government to felicitate state hockey players

By EMN Updated: Aug 11, 2013 11:13 pm

Our Correspondent
IMPHAL, August 11

Manipur government is likely to felicitate the Junior Women Hockey Team’s captain Pukhrambam Sushila Chanu (Midfielder) along with her colleagues in the team-Th Pinky Devi (Defender), Lily Chanu Mayengbam (Forward) and Ningombam Sanarik Chanu (Goalkeeper) by awarding a cash award of Rs 2 lakh each, sources in Imphal said. Sushila led Indian team won the bronze medal in the GIH Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup in Germany recently. On August 7, the Hockey India has awarded cheques of Rupees One Lakh to each player of the Junior Women Hockey team.
However the state authority is yet to fix a date for formal felicitation function. Manipur’s Lok Sabha MP Dr Thokchom Meinya has congratulated World Cup Bronze winner Indian Junior Women Hockey team’s captain Sushila and her team.
“It is really heartening knowing that Manipur has four players namely Th Pinky Devi, P Sushila Chanu, Lily Chanu Mayengbam and Ningombam Sanarik Chanu in the National team, which bagged the bronze medal. Congratulations to all of you, the worthy daughters of Manipur,” MP said in a statement.

By EMN Updated: Aug 11, 2013 11:13:48 pm