Olympians from Manipur

The Manipur government, keeping its promise of job offer, has appointed hockey Olympians from the state, Nilakanta Sharma and Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam as deputy director and assistant director respectively in the youth affairs & sports department.

Olympians Nilakanta Sharma and Sushila Chanu joined their new services in presence of Manipur minister Letpao Haokip, department officials and their families.

This has been informed by Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh.

While sharing some pictures of the moments of their joining, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh tweeted:    “Delighted to see our Hockey Olympians Nilakanta Sharma & Sushila Chanu joining their new service as Deputy Director and Assistant Director respectively at the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports in presence of Hon’ Minister Sh. Letpao Haokip Ji, Dept. officials & their family.”

Shanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma was a part of the Indian hockey team which won a bronze medla at the Tokyo Olympics.

Nilakanta Sharma was a midfielder in the Indian men’s hockey team.

Team India created history by winning the bronze medal at Olympics after 41 years.

The Indian team beat Germany 5-4 to claim the bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics.

Sushila was a part of the Indian women hockey team which lost to Great Britain 3-4 in the match for the bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics.

Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam was one of the midfielders in the team.

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