Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has officially taken charge as Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports), Manipur Police on Saturday (January 15).
The 27-year-old Indian weightlifter won the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Women's 49 kg category. She has also won the World Championships and medals at the Commonwealth Games.
"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 said in a post after taking charge as Additional SP.
Her parents accompanied Mirabai Chanu while taking charge as the Additional Superintendent of Police. After taking charge as Additional SP (Sports), Mirabai called on the Chief Minister of Manipur. "It is an honour to have joined the Manipur Police as the Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports). I would like to thank the state of Manipur and our Hon'ble Chief Minister N. Biren Singh sir, for giving me this opportunity to serve the country and its citizens," Mirabai said.
The state government has taken the decision to reward Mirabai with Additional Superintendent of Police and Rs 1 crore in July last year after she won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The first Indian weightlifter to win silver at the Olympics was awarded the Padma Shri and Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna by the Government of India for her contributions to the sport.
"Our Nation's pride, Olympic silver medalist, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has taken charge as the Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports), Manipur Police and called me on at my office," informed Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh, sharing a few photos with Mirabai in a post.