Manipur CM Nongthombam Biren Singh said on Saturday that the state government will give a cash prize of Rs 1 crore to Sekhom Mirabai Chanu, who made India a name for hers by winning a silver medal on the second day of the Tokyo Olympics. Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in the 49 kg weightlifting event. She has become the first player in India to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
The same Manipur CM Nongthombam Biren Singh wished Mirabai Chanu all the best for winning the silver medal. The Chief Minister said, "We Indians are proud of you. People of Manipur are praying to God to win the medals of our sportspersons at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.'' On the other hand, Mirabai, talking to the Manipur CM on a video call after winning the medal, said, 'This is the beginning of winning more medals in the future. I will try to win a gold medal in the coming years.'
At the same time, the CM in a discussion with Mirabai said, "I informed the meeting that Mirabai Chanu has opened India's account in the Olympics by winning a silver medal. After hearing this news, Amit Shah Ji was very happy and took the mike in his hand and said that it is a glorious moment for India.'' As a result, the Chief Minister said, 'Now you will not have to take tickets in railway stations and trains. I am reserving a special post for you. I am meeting the Union Home Minister in the evening. I have a gift for you.''