Nagaland Announces Cash Incentives For Medal Winners Of ‘Northeast Olympics’

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The Nagaland Chief Minister – Neiphiu Rio announced cash incentives for athletes who would secure medals for the state in the upcoming second ‘Northeast Olympics’.

Nagaland is sending the largest contingent of 305 members to the games, slated to take place in Shillong from November 10-16.

Addressing the sportspersons at the send-off ceremony on Thursday, Rio, who is also the president of the Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA), announced Rs 50,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 10,000 rewards for gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.

“The Northeast Olympics will serve as a launching pad for everyone and provide opportunities to grow. We believe in you all and want you to succeed,” he remarked.

Rio claimed that the state administration is working to boost sports infrastructure in the state. The Secretary General of NOA – Abu Metha said that Nagaland’s contingent is the largest in the tournament.

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