Manipur Olympic Association announce 1 lakh for Olympic medal winners

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Manipur, IMPHAL, July 26: The President, Manipur Olympic Association has announced to give cash award of Rs one lakh each to every member of the Manipuri athlete who wins medal in the ensuing London Olympic 2012.

The five Olympians of the state are L Bombayla (Archery), L Devendro (Boxing), MC Mary Kom (Boxing), Ng Sonia (Weightlifting) and Kh Kothajit (Hockey).

A release of MOA said that the Manipur Olympic Association along with Department of Youth Affairs & Sports will perform a mass prayer on July 27 at 8 am at Olympic Bhavan, Khuman Lampak for their best performance in the Olympic games.

Meanwhile, Sports Authority of India (SAI) NERC, Imphal is going to organize bless wishing relay for the five Olympians of the state to bring laurels for the country in the ensuing London Olympic 2012.

About 500 sports persons will take part in the relay tomorrow starting from 7 am. The relay will start from SAI SAG Centre, Khuman Lampak and will take a tour of the Imphal area and end the relay at the starting point.

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