Vijender urges Bengal CM to increase Swapna’s cash award

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New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) 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 heptathlon.

“Dear @MamataOfficial didi plz increase #SwapnaBarman state price money Y¿Y #10lakhvs3crore #HumbleRequest #IndiaatAsiangames2018,” Vijender said in a tweet.

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.

–IANS

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