New Delhi, July 24: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh today announced a cash award of Rs 1 crore to weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for clinching the silver medal in Tokyo Olympics.
“In presence of all the Chief Ministers of northeast today at a meeting, I broke the news about your win. Mirabai Chanu has opened the tally for India in Olympics with a silver medal,” the CM 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.
Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (87 kg in snatch and 115 kg in clean and jerk) during her four successful attempts across the competition.