Chekrovolu Swuro. the archer from Nagaland, is part of Indian National Women Archery team had won silver medal at the World Championships in Turin, Italy recently and made North East India proud. She is also employed as Assistant Sub-Inspector in the Nagaland Police.
Nagaland Chief Minister has announced a cash award of Rs 3 lakh in recognition of her recent feat at an international level. Chekrovolu is scheduled to leave for the United States in a few days time to represent the country in another event.
Her performance also made her eligible to receive the cash incentive of Rs 2 lakh which is given as part of the State Sports Awards to any Naga sportsperson who wins silver medal at any world championship/world cup of a recognised Olympic event.
Chekrovolu met the Chief Minister, who is the president of the Nagaland Olympic Associaion, yeterday and presented her medal to him. Nagaland Speaker Kiyanilie Peseyie and other officials of the Nagaland Olympic Associaion were also in attendance during the presentaion at the Chief Minister’s official bungalow.
Incidentally, her brother has also joined Indian Archery team last year.