‘Saikhom Mirabai Chanu: Perfect Idol for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’

Imphal, August 09 2021: Acknowledging the stunning performance of weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu’s recent feat at the Tokyo Olympics, a team of District Administration, Imphal East led by Khumanthem Diana Devi, IAS visited the Olympian’s residence at Nongpok Kakching of Imphal East District today.

The visit was to honour her for her outstanding performance at the Tokyo Olympics and for setting examples for the youth of Manipur especially the girls of the State.

The Deputy Commissioner presented Mirabai with a bouquet, a memento and gifts.

The DC was accompanied by N Herojit Meitei, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Addl Deputy Commissioner, Chief Executive Officer, Imphal East Zilla Parishad, Sub Divisional Officers of Porompat/Keirao Bitra, SDPO Porompat and Lamlai, DPO ICDS and District Social Welfare Officer.

While congratulating the Olympic Silver Medallist, the DC also said that Mirabai is the real ‘Gem of India’ and is a perfect idol of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ .

She has become a symbol of women empowerment and had shown the world that it is not gender that counts but will and determination that leads to success, the DC added.

The DC also praised the parents of Mirabai for encouraging her to follow her dreams.

She appealed all the parents of the State not to clip the wings of a girl child merely because of her gender but to allow every girl child to come out of the four walls of the kitchen and household works.

Mirabai was also requested by the Deputy Commissioner to extend cooperation in awareness programmes to be taken up by the District Administration from time to time to reach out to maximum people.

Also AZTECS Sports Manipur felicitated S Mirabai Chanu at her residence today presenting her gifts and a memento.

President of Chingtam Sports and Development Association, Ashang Kasar, founder of AZTECS Sports Manipur, Thanjam Premananda and manager of AZTECS, Kshetrimayum Ratan were also present on the occasion.

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