CM Biren congratulates Mirabai, Subadani
IMPHAL, 25th Jan: Chief minister N Biren has congratulated Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and Langpoklakpam Subadani Devi on receiving Padmashree Award 2018, which was announced on Thursday. In his congratulatory message, Biren said the whole state feels proud of Mirabhai Chanu and Subadani on receiving one of the country’s highest civilian awards, Padmashree. He mentioned that the star weightlifter Mirabai became the second woman from India to win gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championships after Karnam Malleswari. He stressed that Langpoklakpam Subadini Devi of Huikap Mayai Leikai, a traditional weaver has got many prestigious awards including Sant Kabir Award in handloom for promoting and preserving traditional way of making clothes. Biren further said that such recognition has once again proved to the country that Manipur has the rich cultural heritage in the field of art and culture and huge potential of sports of the country. Expressing hope that the duo would bring more laurels to the country and the state, the CM conveyed his best wishes for their all future endeavours.