Railway minister announces Rs 2 crore reward for Mirabai

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Imphal: Railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Monday announced a reward of Rs 2 crore and promotion in the Northeast Frontier Railway for Tokyo Olympics Silver medalist weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu.

Mirabai was promoted as an officer on special duty (sports) in the Northeast Frontier Railway in April, 2018.

“It was great to meet and congratulate the pride of India and honour of Indian Rly, @mirabai_chanu. Also felicitated her & announced ₹ 2 Cr , a promotion and more. She has inspired billions around the world with her talent, handwork and grit. Keep winning for India!” Mr Vaishnaw tweeted.

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