Ace boxer Vijender Singh on Monday urged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to increase the cash award of Rs 10 lakh which her government has promised India’s first-ever Asian Games gold medal winner in the Heptathlon. Also Read - Jinson Johnson Betters Own 1500m National Record by Winning Silver in Berlin, Qualifies for World Championships
“Dear @MamataOfficial didi plz increase #SwapnaBarman state price money Y¿Y #10lakhvs3crore #HumbleRequest #IndiaatAsiangames2018,” Vijender said in a tweet. Also Read - Ravindra Jadeja to Bajrang Punia, Deepak Malik to Swapna Barman: Full List of Nominees For Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna, Dhyanchand, Dronacharya Award Declared
Besides the cash award, the West Bengal government has also promised a government job to Swapna, who scripted history in Jakarta last week.
The Jalpaiguri girl achieved her personal best score of 6026 points in the seven-event competition to earn India a first heptathlon gold in the Asian Games.
The 21-year-old Swapna created history by clinching gold at the ongoing 18th Asian Games 2018 in the heptathlon. The Jalpaiguri-girl overcame odds to eventually emerge as the winner in athletics one of the most challenging event. Her story is nothing short of inspiring.
Many celebs congratulated the winner and one of the tweets shared by former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag left all of us teary-eyed.
He shared a heartfelt video of Swapan Barman’s mother who was beyond overjoyed. The video captured the truly emotional sight of her mother.