Imphal, January 25, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister N Biren has congratulated Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and Langpoklakpam Subadani Devi on receiving Padmashree Award 2018, which was announced today.

 In his congratulatory message, the Chief Minister said the whole State feels proud of Saikhom Mirabhai Chanu and Langpoklakpam Subadani Devi 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 Senior World Weightlifting Championships after Karnam Malleswari. He stressed that Langpoklakpam Subadini Devi, a traditional weaver has got many prestigious awards including Sant Kabir Award in Handloom for promoting and preserving traditional way of making clothes.

Shri N. Biren Singh 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 sports Powerhouse of the country. Expressing hope that the duo would bring more laurels to the country and the State, the Chief Minister conveyed his best wishes for their future endeavours.

It may be mentioned that Saikhom Mirabhai Chanu and Langpoklakpam Subadini Devi will receive Padmashree for their contributions and exceptional achievements in the field of Sports and Art respectively.

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