Indian women boxers to get desi cows as reward!

Nitu, Jyoti, Sakshi, Shashi Chopra and Ankushita Boro clinched the yellow metals for India

At a time when our cricketers, shuttlers are getting crores of rupees, government jobs, land, and even luxury cars as reward money, an unusual gift has been announced for the Indian women boxers. The six women boxers who made the nation proud by winning 5 gold medals and two bronze medals in the recently concluded AIBA World Women’s Youth Boxing Championships in Guwahati, will get Indian breed cows as a reward.

Haryana’s Animal Husbandry minister Om Prakash Dhankar on November 30 announced that all the four gold medalists and the two bronze medalists of World Youth Women Boxing will be rewarded with one Indian breed cow each. Apparently, cow’s milk will not only sharpen the mind but also make women beautiful!

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Explaining the ‘benefits’ of cow’s milk for boxers. Minister told Indian Express,

(Unlike buffalo’s milk) cow’s milk contains less fat and is beneficial for boxers… a cow is very active, while a buffalo sleeps most of the time

He added,

Haryana main kehte hain, haanga chahiye toh bhains ka doodh, aur khoobsarti aur dimag chahiye, toh gai ka doodh (They say in Haryana that if you want power, drink buffalo milk; and if you want beauty and brains, drink cow’s milk). These boxers have done the country proud at the world level and we want them to excel more

Besides two bronze medals, Nitu, Jyoti, Sakshi, Shashi Chopra and Ankushita Boro clinched yellow metals for India. It was the biggest medal haul in the championship, followed by Russia (2 gold, 4 silver).


Lightfly: Nitu (IND) bt Zhazira Urakbayeva (KAZ) 5-0.

Flyweight: Jyoti (IND) bt Ekaterina Molchonova (RUS) 5-0.

Bantam: Sakshi (IND) bt Ivy-Jane Smith (ENG) 3-2.

Feather: Shashi Chopra (IND) bt Nghc Do Hong (VIE) 4-1.

Light: Aeji IM (KOR) bt Vittoria De Carlo (ITA) 4:1

Welter: Citalli Oritz (US) bt Nataliya Sychugova (RUS) 3:2

Middle: Anastasiia Shamonova (RUS) bt Georgia O’Connor (ENG) 5-0.

Light Heavy: Arailym Begdilda (KAZ) bt Anastasiia Rybak (RUS)

Heavy: Kristina Tkacheva (RUS) bt Isdlambekova Dina (KAZ) 5-0.

Light Welter: An kushita Boro (IND) bt Ekaterina Dynnik (RUS) 5-0.

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Earlier, Olympics bronze medallist from Haryana, Sakshi Malik honoured with Rs 2.5 crore and 500 sq yards of government land at a concessional rate. In 2012, then Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced a cash award of Rs 1 crore to wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt for clinching a bronze medal at the London Olympics.