Chandigarh, July 24
“I am reserving a special post for you, but will keep it a suspense for you,” Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh told Mirabai Chanu who took home India’s first Olympic medal in weightlifting at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, over a video call.
Union Minister Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of all eight North Eastern states gave a standing ovation to Mirabai Chanu as the Manipur CM broke the news during the meeting which was chaired by the Home Minister.
Biren Singh also announced a Rs 1 crore package besides other perks an Olympian enjoys besides reserving a special post for the 26-year-old Manipur woman.
“I broke the news to everyone in the meeting that Mirabai has opened the medal tally for India in the Olympics with a silver medal. On hearing the news, Amit Shah ji was so delighted and reached out for the mic saying it is a great pride for India,” Biren posted the video of his video conversation with the Olympian.
“Everyone along with Amit Shah ji gave a standing ovation during the conference,” he said.
All eight CMs of the Northeast are attending a meeting presided over by Shah in Meghalaya’s capital Shillong.