Agartala (Tripura) [India], July 11 (ANI): Ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who bagged the gold medal in the women's vault event at the Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Mersin in Turkey on Sunday, is likely to become the brand ambassador of Tripura.
Reflecting on the same, Tripura's Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Manoj Kanti Deb said that the gymnast has brightened the name of the state and that the government is looking forward to make her the brand ambassador of the state.
"We are very happy with Dipa Karmakar's success and convey her our wishes because she has made the brightened the name of Tripura. We want to make Dipa Karmakar the brand ambassador of Tripura," Kanti Deb said.
"From the Sports Department, we shall send a proposal to the Cabinet and the Chief Minister so that Dipa Karmakar is considered the brand ambassador of Tripura which will encourage the youths of the state," he added.
He further stated that the matter would be decided after the return of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who is also the president of Tripura unit of BJP.
The 24-year-old Tripura girl, who returned to action after two years due to a ligament injury, scored 14.150 to clinch the gold in the event.
Earlier, Karmakar had narrowly missed out the bronze in women's vault at the Rio Olympics in 2016. (ANI)