Railway Minister meets Mirabai Chanu, announces Rs 2 cr reward

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New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Monday met Indian Railways weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, and announced a cash reward of Rs 2 crore for her.

In a tweet, the Railway Ministry said: “Hon’ble MR, Sh. @AshwiniVaishnaw felicitates Olympic silver medallist & Indian Railways’ weightlifter, Ms. @mirabai_chanu

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“Hon’ble MR announces cash award of Rs 2Cr and promotion for her splendid performance at #TokyoOlympics2020. #Cheer4India”.

Chanu met Vaishnaw at the Railway Ministry here.

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Chanu, who won the silver medal in the 49kg category on Saturday to open India’s medals tally at the Olympic Games, arrived back home on Monday to a rousing reception with chants of “Bharat Mata ki Jai”..

–IANS

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