Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday felicitated Tokyo Olympic silver medalist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu in Delhi.
The Olympic champion was honoured during the 51st Foundation Day celebration of the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in the national capital by the Union home minister who presented the athlete with a shawl and memento.
"The BPR&D celebrated its 51st Foundation Day today. Hon’ble UHM and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah, delivered the keynote address and awarded Trophies to the Best Police Trg Institutions!
"At the function, the UHM, felicitated Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Addl. SP, Manipur Police, Silver Medallist Tokyo Olympics, in the presence of the Hon’ble MoS (Home), HS, DIB and SS (IS)," the BPR&D tweeted.
Mirabai Chanu was appointed as Additional Superintendent of Police (Sports) in the state police department by the Manipur government in appreciation of her success at the recently-concluded Tokyo Olympics.
The 26-year-old weightlifter from Manipur fetched India's first medal in Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 winning the silver medal in Women's 49 kg category.
During the event, Shah also gave away 'Union Home Minister's Medal for Excellence in Training and Union Home Minister's Trophy for the Best Police Training Institutes at the event.
Home Affairs Minister of State (MoS) Nityanand Rai, home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and Intelligence Bureau director Arvind Kumar also attended the event held at BPR&D Headquarters in New Delhi.
Founded on August 28 1970, the Bureau of Police Research and Development is a national level apex body under the Home Affairs Ministry to promote excellence in policing.