After Tokyo heroics, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has announced that weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu will be appointed as the Additional Superintendent of Police in the state police department.
They will also reward her with Rs 1 crore, the Singh said. Mirabai, who won the silver medal in the 49 kg category, will hold the designation of Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports), the CM said.
The Manipur government has also decided to establish a world-class weightlifting academy in the state soon, he added.
All participants of the Tokyo Olympics will be handed a sum of Rs 25 lakh, he further announced. At least five athletes from Manipur, including Chanu, Devi and boxer Mary Kom, are representing the country at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.