It was a proud moment for India as Mirabai Chanu won silver in weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics. She is the first lifter and second Indian woman to receive an Olympic silver after P.V. Sindhu. She is also the only second Indian weightlifting medalist since Karnam Malleswari who won bronze at the Sydney Olympics 2000.
Gesture of the Government towards Mirabai Chanu’s victory
Silver medallist in weightlifting, Mirabai Chanu will be felicitated by Home Minister Amit Shah during the event of 51st foundation day celebrations of the Bureau of Police Research and Development.
“This is a small gesture by us to welcome her to the fraternity on behalf of the Indian Police,” said an official of BPR&D.
Short Note On Achievement of Mirabai Chanu in Tokyo Olympics
Mirabai Chanu was seen creating a victorious start in Tokyo recently as she became the first Indian weightlifter to win the silver medal at Tokyo Olympics. Chanu won the silver in the Women’s 49kg category.
Information on the Bureau of Police Research and Development
The Bureau of Police Research and Development is a national level body that falls under the Ministry of Home Affairs to promote excellence in policing.
Function of the Bureau of Police and Development
It advises the government in conceiving, preparing, and executing policy, modernization, research, and capacity-building initiatives related to the Indian police.
Union Home Minister’s Medal for excellence and training to be given
During the celebrations for the foundation day on 4 September, Amit Shah would also give 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.