Union home minister Amit Shah honors weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for bringing accolades for the nation at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, September 4. The ceremony will take place during the 51st Raising Day celebrations of the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD). The BPR&D officially announced: "This is a small gesture by the BPR&D to welcome her (Saikhom Mirabai Chanu) to the fraternity on behalf of the Indian police."
The 27-year-old sportsperson, appointed as additional superintendent of police in her home state Manipur after the recent win, was honoured during the 51st raising day celebrations of BPR&D, a central government think-tank. Shah presented the athlete with a shawl and memento.
The home minister said, “Chanu brought honour for the country by winning a medal at the Tokyo Olympic games and is now a proud member of the police force. I thank her for her hard work and dedication, the home minister added.” The home minister also gave away trophies and medals for excellence in training to winner states/UTs and central police organizations and forces, and seven authors who wrote on policing subjects in Hindi.
Chanu had clinched a silver medal in the 49kg category weightlifting that opened India's account at the recently-concluded Tokyo Olympics. India won a total of seven medals at these games.