Imphal: Communist Party of India, Manipur State Council, felicitated Tokyo Olympics Silver medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu at a formal function held at Ibudhou Khamlangba Hall in Nongpok Kakching on Friday.
Senior State Secretary Member of CPI, L.Iboyaima, National Executive Member of CPI, Dr M Nara, State Secretary L.Sotinkumar, Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, her father S Kriti Meitei, mother S.Tombi Leima and President of Nongpok Kakching Development Committee M Chandrakumar attended the function as Presidium Members.
Speaking at the event, Dr M Nara heaped praises on Mirabai for her passion, dedication and hard work that led her to clinch Silver medal in weightlifting at the ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. He stressed that people of the State owe a lot to Mirabai and we should encourage her to win more medals in International competitions to bring many more laurels to the State and the Nation.
Nara said that the immortal gift people can gift to Mirabai Chanu is everlasting support which she deserves and once again the weightlifter has proved that hard and dedication always bear fruits.
Expressing hope that Mirabai will be an everlasting string of social progress and a perfect precedent for young sports players, he prayed for her future success and brings more awards and honour to the State and the country.
The seasoned politician also advised Mirabai to not get carried away with the achievement and instead put in more hard work to bring more International medals.
Mirabai noted that most of the players are from rural areas and for them support from parents and dear ones is of paramount importance to materialize their dreams. She exhorted youth to stick to hard work and dedication which will ultimately take them to the path of success.
Admitting that prayers and support extended by the people and her family made her succeed in the Tokyo Olympics, she assured that she will work harder to win more medals in the International arena and make the State and the country proud.