Aizawl: The Mizoram government on Thursday offered a Group-A post to hockey star Lalremsiami as an appreciation for her participation and performance at Tokyo Olympic.

Lalremsiami, the first woman Olympian from Mizoram, was made a chief coach in hockey under the state sports and youth services department, a Group-A post in the rank of assistant director.

The announcement was made by chief minister Zoramthanga on his official Twitter handle late Thurday night.

“Proud to announce that Govt. of Mizoram has approved the appointment of Ms Lalremsiami, National Hockey Player and the only Olympian from #Mizoram at the Tokyo Olympic 2020 to the post of Chief Coach (Hockey) Group-A post under Sports & Youth Services Department,” the chief minister tweeted.

Earlier on Wednesday, the state government had also allotted a house plot measuring 691.85 sq.m to Lalremsiami in her home town Kolasib.

The land belonged to state land resource and water and soil conversation department.

Earlier, the state government had also announced Rs 25 lakh cash reward to Lalremsiami to honour her for her participation and performance at the Olympics.

Of the Rs 25 lakh, the government had handed over Rs 10 lakh to her mother Lalzarmawii on June 24.

Lalremsiami will arrive in the state on August 25 and will be accorded a state welcome upon her arrival.

File image of hockey player Lalremsiami

State sports director Lalsangliana said that with the august presence of the chief minister, a special function will be held at Vanapa Hall in Aizawl on August 26 to give Lalremsiami a warm welcome and honour her for her achievement.

“The remaining Rs 15 lakh cash incentive, job appointment letter and other rewards will be handed over to her during the ceremony,” he said.

He said that some organisations and individuasl will also honour Lalremsiami with rewards.

The 21-year-old star from Mizoram’s Kolasib town, which borders Assam, is known to be the first woman Olympian from sports-loving Mizoram.

The last Olympian from the state was archer C Lalremsanga, who represented India at the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

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Lalremsanga was given a coach (grade-II) post under the state government in appreciation of his participation at Olympic.

Lalremsiami was part of the Indian women’s hockey team that participated at the Tokyo Olympics.

However, the Indian women’s hockey team’s dream for the bronze medal was dashed after it lost for the third rank to Great Britain by 3-4.



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