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Manipur to appoint Oly silver-medallist Mirabai as Deputy Superintendent of Police

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Laxmi Negi
July 26, 2021 20:02 IST
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Mirabai Chanu

IMAGE: Silver medallist in Tokyo Olympics, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu arrives at Delhi airport. Photographs: Arun Sharma/PTI

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, on Monday, announced that weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who won Silver at the Tokyo Olympics, will be appointed as the Additional Superintendent of Police in the state police department.

 

The state government would also reward her with Rs 1 crore, the chief minister said.

The Olympian who won the silver medal in the 49 kg category will hold the designation of Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports), Singh said.

Mirabai Chanu

The Manipur government has also decided to establish a world-class weightlifting academy in the state soon, he added.

Judoka L Sushila Devi will also be promoted from the rank of constable to sub-inspector, Singh said.

All participants of the Tokyo Olympics will be handed a sum of Rs 25 lakhs, he announced.

At least five athletes from Manipur, including Chanu, Devi and boxer Mary Kom, are representing the country at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. 

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