On the first day of Tokyo Olympics 2020, Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu made the country proud by winning a silver medal. She created history by being the second Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal in weightlifting.
She returned to India on Monday and received a warm welcome at the airport for obvious reasons. The Manipur government has decided to appoint her as an Additional superintendent of police.
“Manipur Government has decided to appoint Olympic Silver Medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu as Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports) in the police department: Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Imphal,” ANI said in a tweet.
Earlier, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh had made an announcement about the state government’s decision to give her Rs 1 crore for her historic performance in Tokyo. “The state government will give you a sum of Rs 1 crore. You won’t be collecting tickets at railway stations and in trains any more. I am reserving a special post for you. I am meeting the honourable home minister in the evening. I am not revealing more details now and keeping it a surprise for you,” Singh told Chanu during a video call soon after she opened India’s medal count in Tokyo.
Mirabai won a silver medal in 49kg category at Tokyo Olympics 2020 by lifting a total of 202 kg.