CM Tarun Gogoi gave the award to the boxer in a ceremony held at the Sarusajai stadium. Gogoi also awarded the Chairman’s Award of North Eastern Council to ace archer Jayanta Talukdar in the same function.
Gogoi said that Mary’s feat at the Olympics is a matter of pride for the state. “Whatever may be the field, one can excel only if he or she has dedication to achieve the target. Mary could make it to the Olympics only because of her sheer dedication,” said Gogoi.
Mary thanked CM Gogoi for extends assistance to her and expressed hope that sportspersons like her will get the much-needed support from him in the state.
Mary said that “You have to work very hard to outshine others in today’s competitive world.”