Cash, land for Indian medallist: Report

Kom would also be promot­ed to the rank of additi­onal police superi­ntende­nt and given two acres of land, he said.


Afp August 10, 2012

NEW DEHLI:


India’s latest sporting hero Mary Kom will receive $90,400 for winning a bronze in the Olympic women’s boxing competition, according to a report.


The mother-of-two from Manipur had to settle for bronze after she was beaten by Britain’s Nicola Adams in the 51kg category. The Manipur government decided to honour Kom after a cabinet meeting gave its approval, the Press Trust of India quoted a state spokesman as saying. “Kom has made the name of Manipur known in the sports arena and brought prestige for the whole country,” said the spokesman. Kom would also be promoted to the rank of additional police superintendent and given two acres of land, he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2012.

 

COMMENTS (31)

India rox | 9 years ago | Reply

Well, in Agra Hindus keep roza with their muslim brothers.....not only agra but also in my state Rajasthan yesterday our honorable chief minister kept a roza with our muslim bros.......can u Imagine celebrating dipawali or holi with the Hindu minorities in Pakistan..??? Have any answer..?? just think about it.!!

Raj | 9 years ago | Reply

Righty Rightist - I am not sure whether blindly killing members of a community is the right idea of justice, just because few members of the same community killed some innocent civilians. Note that people killed in Gujrat Riots were mostly innocent citizens. I am sure that the Gujrat rioters had no clue about actual perpetrators of Godhra, instead they killed innocent Muslims to fulfill there vendetta. If that is the case then these guys are equal partners in the crime and should be served with capital punishment

However it would have made more sense to me if the actual criminals were identified and executed. Killing innocent people was not at all acceptable alternative by any means. As we all know that did not happen and hence Gujrat 2002 leaves a dark patch in our history. It's never about numbers, it's always about guilty and not guilty.

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