The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Federation of India’s announcement of a cash award of Rs 10 lakh for Mary Kom a winner of a bronze medal for the country in the London Olympics has come hot on the heels of a similar gesture by the fertilizer major IFFCO.
According to a press release issued by the ministry of tribal affairs, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs V. K Chandra Deo would honour the Olympics laurels winning player at a function to be held in the capital.
The function would be special as Mary symbolizes the determination and strength of Indian women. She has become a source of inspiration to them, noted MD of the TRIFED.
The release informs boxers’ coaches would also be honoured on the occasion.