July 30, 2021: Indian weightlifter and Olympic medal winner Mirabai Chanu is promised free movie tickets for life by INOX. The weightlifting medal win is garnering praises and rewards from all-over India for her silver medal victory at the Tokyo Olympics.
Mirabai Chanu is promised free movie tickets for life by INOX
The governments of different states announced prizes worth crores for Mirabai and now the multiplex chain INOX has announced that it will celebrate the weightlifter’s historic win by giving her free tickets to watch as many movies as she wishes during her lifetime.
As an incentive for the remaining Indians in the possibility of winning Olympic medals, Inox Leisure Limited has promised the same treat to any sports person returning home with a medal.
Mirabai Chanu is promised free movie tickets for life by INOX: Says the award is special because of love from people
Concerning the victory of the 26-year-old, Chanu tweeted that the silver medal was even more special to her because of the love she received from the people of her state as well as the entire country.
She added that she was grateful to each and every person who congratulated and blessed her.
Notably, Mirabai became just the second female athlete from India to win an Olympic Games silver medal after shuttler PV Sindhu. Mirabai also ended a 21-year wait from weightlifting after Karnam Malleswari’s bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
INOX extends the bonanza for all Olympic participants
The INOX company promised the same for a year to all the other participating athletes.
The official statement, made on Twitter, read, “INOX takes immense pride in all the endeavours of #teamindia at #tokyo2020.”
It added, “we are happy to announce free movie tickets for a lifetime for all the other medal winners and for one year for all the other athletes.”
Mirabai Chanu receives lifetime free pizza as well
Chanu mentioned in one of her post-match interviews that she wanted to celebrate her big victory by eating pizza. Soon after, Domino’s announced that they would be offering Mirabai free pizzas for the rest of her life.
The Indian weightlifter has a record of winning multiple medals at the Commonwealth Games. She was also awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by Narendra Singh Modi in the year 2018 for her contributions to sports. The same year, she was also awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.
The weightlifter dedicated her elusive silver medal to the nation and thanked the countrymen for their support. “I won the first medal at the Tokyo Olympics yesterday. I want to dedicate this medal to all my countrymen, it’s because of them that I have won this medal. I want to thank every Indian for their prayers and support,” Mirabai said in a video message.