PM Modi Intervened To Help Mirabai Chanu, Another Athlete: N Biren Singh


PM Modi Intervened To Help Mirabai Chanu, Another Athlete: N Biren Singh

Mirabai Chanu had opened India’s medals tally on the Tokyo Olympics (File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had intervened to assist two of the athletes to get higher medical care and coaching within the US earlier than the Tokyo Olympics video games, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh revealed.

Mr Singh is in Delhi to hunt ‘blessings’ from the highest management, together with the Prime Minister, and in addition to hunt monetary help for numerous infrastructure-related initiatives within the state forward of meeting polls.

Speaking to ANI, the Manipur Chief Minister mentioned when he had met Prime Minister this week, he thanked him for serving to Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.

He then narrated what Mirabai Chanu had instructed him at a public perform, meant to felicitate her, in regards to the assist she had obtained from the Prime Minister’s Office.

“I was surprised at her revelation about the help she had received from the Prime Minister. She disclosed that if she wasn’t given an opportunity to go to the US for her muscle operation and practice, she wouldn’t be able to achieve this goal. She narrated how PM Modi helped her directly. The Prime Minister helped the athlete and micromanaged the issue. People of Manipur were overjoyed to know how PM Modi helped her,” mentioned Mr Singh.

Mr Singh thanked PM Modi when the 2 met not too long ago.

“PM Modi kept smiling when we thanked him for helping Chanu. He also helped one more athlete. This is the greatness of the leader,” mentioned Mr Singh.

“Chanu was having back pain and this message went to PMO and PM Modi directly intervened and all expenditure on her treatment and training abroad was taken care of by the PM,” Mr Singh mentioned.

“I am told that she isn’t the only one whom PM Modi helped. And the Prime Minister never mentioned it even once anywhere. I won’t name but there is another athlete who PM Modi had sent to the US for medical attention and training. Being an Indian and under PM Modi we feel so proud,” the Manipur Chief Minister mentioned.

Mirabai Chanu had opened India’s medals tally within the ongoing Tokyo Olympics as she bagged a silver within the Women’s 49kg class.

The Indian weightlifter final week obtained a rousing reception in Imphal as she arrived in her native state Manipur, after a sensational present within the ongoing Tokyo Games.

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur felicitated India’s first medal winner on the Tokyo Olympics Mirabai Chanu.

After being felicitated, the Indian weightlifter arrived in Imphal amid a roaring welcome by the folks. Everyone lined up in Imphal streets to welcome the Olympic champion.

Mr Singh additionally dialled Nilakanta Sharma on Thursday to congratulate the hockey workforce on successful bronze in Tokyo Olympics. Thrilled, Mr Singh mentioned he was anticipating gold however glad that they’re bringing a medal residence. The Chief Minister has assured Rs 75 lakhs and a authorities job to Sharma.

“He is from my village and I didn’t know he was working in Railways. When I asked him what does he expect, he said a government job considering his medal. I agreed,” mentioned the Manipur Chief Minister.

A state with a inhabitants of 30 lakh, Manipur has given 5 gamers who represented India in Tokyo Olympics. These are weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, boxer Mary Kom, males’s hockey mid fielder Nilakanta Sharma, hockey participant Sushila Devi and India’s sole Judo athlete Shushila Devi Likmabam.

The Chief Minister knowledgeable that there have been 19 Olympic gamers that the state has given to the nation to this point.

With a renewed thrust on sports activities, the state has additionally bought National Sports University and the development of its new campus is happening in full swing, mentioned Mr Singh.

“PM Modi gave Manipur National Sports University because he saw the potential it has in sports. The university work is in progress. We are providing old buildings to the university for its students and professors as the new campus is under construction,” mentioned Mr Singh.

Commenting on Congress chief Shashi Tharoor’s tweet about evaluating India with China’s perspective in direction of its sportspersons for bringing any medal lesser than gold, the Chief Minister mentioned, “People like him have ruined the country. We should see our infrastructure and investment in sports and then compare with China. We are doing well now. Look at hockey, we are fourth in the world. Such people exploit India.”

The tweet was deleted by Mr Tharoor, later.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by India07 workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)


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