Assam government on Thursday presented a cash reward of Rs One crore and offered the DSP post to Lovlina Borgohain for securing a bronze medal in boxing at the Tokyo Olympics.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma presented the cheque to Lovlina during the felicitation programme at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Thursday.
Besides this, a road in Guwahati will be named after Lovlina and a stadium would be constructed in her name in Golaghat, chief minister Sarma announced.
The Assam government has also decided to give a Rs 10 lakh to the boxer’s coach.
Lovlina had reached Guwahati on Thursday morning. She was welcomed by Chief Minister Sarma at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) airport.
The 23-year-old boxer said she is sad that she failed to win the gold medal in the Olympics.
“I again thank the people of Assam. I am sad that I failed to win the gold medal. But I am so happy that many people have come to receive me. I have won the Olympic bronze medal because of your blessings,” Lovlina told reporters outside the airport.
The boxer from Baro Mukhia village of upper Assam’s Golaghat district became only the third Indian boxer to finish on the Olympic podium, joining two of the biggest icons in Indian boxing — six-time world champion M C Mary Kom and the very decorated Vijender Singh.
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