Madhumita wins Silver in 18th Asian Games in archery

# Chief Minister Raghubar Das announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh for Madhumita

Making the country proud, Madhumita and her team won a silver medal in the 18th Asian Games in archery on Tuesday.

Madhumita, who hails from Ramgarh district is active since 2008 and has received her formal training in archery from TATA academy and Silli Archery Centre. Further, under the training and guidance of Archery Coach Prakash Ram, Madhumita, by far, had won as many as 50 medals in different State and National level events. Madhumita in her interview earlier had stated that archery is not just a game for her but it is her passion.

The archer has represented the country in 12 international tournaments. However, she could not clinch any medal. Expressing happiness over this grand victory of Madhumita, Chief Minister Raghubar Das announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh for the archer for winning a silver medal in the 18th Asiad being held in Jakarta.

The communiqué issued by Chief Minister Office (CMO) read: “The whole country is proud of her achievement. Madhumita is an inspiration for the young generation. A girl from Jharkhand has made the entire country proud. As an encouragement, the State government has decided to give Rs 10 Lakh to Madhumita. People of Jharkhand wish her all success in the endeavor.”

The Indian women’s compound team comprised Muskan Kirar (Madhya Pradesh), Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam (Andhra Pradesh). The team lost to South Korea in the finals yet the efforts of the trio won applauds.

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