Tokyo Olympics: Manipur CM announces Rs 1 crore reward for Mirabai Chanu


GUWAHATI: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced that the Manipur government will give a cash reward of Rs 1 crore to weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for bagging the silver medal in Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

“In presence of all the Chief Ministers of northeast today at a meeting, I broke the news about your win. That Mirabai Chanu has opened the tally for India in Olympics with a silver medal,” Biren Singh said to Chanu while congratulating her.

“On hearing the news, Amit Shahji was so delighted and he said ‘it’s a moment of great pride for India.’ Everyone along with Amit Shahji gave a standing ovation during the conference. The state government will be giving you a sum of Rs 1 crore.

“You won’t be collecting tickets at railway stations and in trains anymore. I’m reserving a special post for you. I’m meeting the Union Home Minister in the evening. I have a surprise for you,” he added.