Medal winners of the 34th National Games held at Jharkhand today threatened to close the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex if the state government failed to hand over the incentives announced by the Chief Minister within one month period.
According to a medal winner players in that 34th National Games held at Jharkhand in 2011, the Chief Minister of Manipur , Okram Ibobi Singh had announced financial incentive of Rupees 5 lakhs for gold medal winners in individual events, Rupees 3 Lakhs for Silver Medal Winners and rupees 1 lakhs for bronze medal winners. For group event the CM announced rupees 1 lakhs each for players of the Gold Medal, rupees 50,000 each for players winning silver medal in group event and rupees 5000 each for Bronze medal winner besides, cash incentives for the team coaches and the managers.
“It has been 4 years now and we still do not get what the Chief Minister has promised to us”, said a player during a press meet held at Manipur Press Club today morning.
In the 34 National Games Jharkhand, 112 state players won gold medal, 80 players got Silver medal and 56 players got bronze medal.
The medal winners further said that they had inquired about the matter to Parliamentary Secretary YAS Prithviraj and other top officials of YAS however their promises has never been turn into action.
“The attitude of the authority has discouraged us,” he said. He further added that the medal winners has decided to close the main gate to stop all entry to the Khuman Lampak sports complex from next month if the government fail to handed over the incentives.