Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who won India a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, has returned home. She was accorded a warm welcome at the Imphal airport on Tuesday. During this, when Meera met her mother at the airport, she became emotional and her eyes became moist.
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Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh himself received Chanu at Imphal’s Tikendrajit International Airport. A large number of people and media persons were present at the airport to catch a glimpse of Chanu.
When Chanu left the airport in a car. During this, thousands of people stood by forming human chains to pay respect to their champion. After this, she reached the City Convention Center, where she was honored by Chief Minister Biren Singh where he rewarded her Rs 1 crore. Along with this, She was also given an appointment letter as Additional SP in Manipur. Apart from this, the YAS department honored her with Rs 10 lakh and the education department gifted her Rs 3 lakh.
The Manipur government has also decided to set up a world-level weightlifting academy in the state soon. Along with this, it has also been decided to promote judo athlete Sushila Devi, who went to participate in the Olympics from Manipur. Also, She will be promoted as sub-inspector. Along with this, 25 lakh rupees will also be awarded to her.