Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Friday assured Sushila Pukhrambam of the State, who is a member of the Indian women’s hockey team for the Tokyo Olympics, that she would be appointed in the Sports department on her return. Besides, an incentive of ₹25 lakh would be given to her.
Mr. Biren spoke to Ms. Pukhrambam, now in Tokyo, through videoconferencing on Friday. The Chief Minister told her that the country appreciated the inspiring performance of the Indian women’s hockey team.
N Biren told her that the country appreciated the inspiring performance of the Indian women’s hockey team.
Asked what kind of job she wanted, the player said she would accept any job suitable to her.
The Chief Minister told her that most of the international players from Manipur, beginning from Mary Kom, were posted in the Police department.
The government would create some jobs in the Sports department for players like Pukhrambam.
He also wanted to know whether she would stay in Manipur if she got a suitable job.
To this, Pukhrambam said she would certainly stay in Manipur to train promising and talented girl hockey players.
She urged the Chief Minister to do something for hockey players since it was gaining popularity throughout the world.