Arunachal Pradesh CM assured that the three Wushu players of the State, who could not participate in the Asian Games at Hangzou in China, will be treated as participants of the Indian Wushu team and given ₹20 lakh incentive
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday assured that the three Wushu players of the State, who could not participate in the Asian Games at Hangzou in China, will be treated as participants of the Indian Wushu team and given ₹20 lakh incentive as per the State’s sports policy.
The three players could not participate in the sporting event due to denial of visa by the neighbouring country.
The three Wushu players — Onilu Tega, Nyeman Wangsu and Mepung Lamgu — along with Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Mama Natung, their coach Maibam Premchandra Singh, sports secretary Abu Tayeng, officials of the Arunachal Olympic Association and Arunachal Wushu Association had called on Khandu at his office, a CMO communiqué said.
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Stating that the three athletes were the first from Arunachal Pradesh to qualify for the Asian Games but had to miss the prestigious event for no fault of theirs, Mr. Khandu said they will receive the cash incentive of ₹20 lakh each in accordance with the State’s sports policy for an athlete participating in the Asian Games.
He also said coach Maibam Premchandra Singh would also receive his share of 10% of the incentives awarded to the athletes.
Interacting with the young Wushu players, Mr. Khandu encouraged them to train harder and focus on the 2026 Asian Games scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan.