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Olympic silver medalist, Mirabai Chanu takes charge as ASP

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Jan 15, 2022 10:30 pm
Olympic silver medalist Mirabai Chanu takes charge as ASP
Mirabai Chanu with her parents (Twitter)

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Imphal, Jan. 15 (EMN): Olympic silver medalist, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu formally took charge as Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports) in the Manipur Police department in the presence of Chief Minister N Biren Singh at the latter’s official residence in Imphal on Saturday.

Sharing the information in a tweet, Biren Singh wrote, “Our Nation’s pride, Olympian Silver medalist, @mirabai_chanu has taken charge as the Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports), Manipur Police and called on me at my office today”.

With few photographs of the event in her social media account, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu also wrote, “Proud moment for me and my parents who have supported me in every step of my journey as I join office with the Manipur Police as the Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports). Thank you mom and dad for your sacrifices, I feel happy to make you both proud.”

Mirabai, a weightlifter from Manipur won the country’s first silver medal in women’s 49 kg weightlifting with 202 kg (87 kg in snatch and 115 kg in clean and jerk) on the first day of Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Later, the 27-year-old weightlifter was accorded a hero’s welcome, when she returned home at Nongpok Kakching village in Manipur’s Imphal East district on July 24 last year.

Moreover, Singh along with well wishers including the family of Chanu had received the star weightlifter, who was awarded INR 1 crore and appointed as Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports) during a state-level facilitation function in Imphal.

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Jan 15, 2022 10:30:15 pm
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