Imphal: Olympic silver medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu took charge as an Additional Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports) in the Manipur Police Department in the presence of Chief Minister N Biren Singh here Saturday.
The Chief Minister, N Biren Singh, in July last year announced the appointment of Mirabai as Additional SP (Sports) after she became the first Indian to win a medal in Tokyo Olympics.
The 27-year-old Khel Ratna awardee won the silver medal in 49kg weightlifting category at the Tokyo Olympics.
“Our nation’s pride Olympian silver medalist Mirabai Chanu has taken charge as the additional superintendent of police (sports), Manipur Police, and called on me at my office today,” the Chief Minister informed in his Twitter handle.
While expressing her gratitude, the Olympian said, “This is one of the happiest days of my life because our chief minister and people of the state have recognised and respected my hard work and efforts put on for the Olympic medal and given this position as the ASP of our state police department.”
Saturday happens to the Indian Army Day. Chanu also celebrated the occasion by wishing the troops of the Indian Army. “Let us celebrate Indian #ArmyDay by saluting all the army men for their bravery, dedication, and patriotism,” she captioned an image she shared on her social media as she stood along with an army group.