Guwahati: Gratitude is one of the most beautiful emotions, which reminds us to be grateful and grateful to the people who have been there for us through difficult times. Demonstrating the same, Mirabai Chanu, who won India’s first medal at the current Tokyo Olympics, now thanks everyone who helped her dream come true. Notably, Chanu made history by winning a silver medal in the 49kg women’s weightlifting event with a total lift of 202kg.Also Read – Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Mirabai Chanu meets family after 2 years and shares touching note
As you may know, Chanu has not had it easy. His village, Nongpok Kakching, was about 30 km from Imphal Sports Academy and public transport was difficult to find. Coming from a disadvantaged family, private transport was not an option anyway. Thus, she used to hitchhike with truck drivers who transported sand to Imphal. These truck drivers regularly gave Mirabai Chanu free transportation to his training academy.
Without forgetting their precious help, Chanu found these Good Samaritans and congratulated them. According to an NDTV report, she gave around 150 truck drivers and helpers a shirt, a Manipuri scarf and a full lunch. She even became emotional as she thanked the truck drivers for their contribution to her successful trip.
What a nice gesture from our Olympic medalist @mirabai_chanu
Today she honored Imphal’s truck drivers who transported her from her home to the sports academy during her first days of training. His home was over 25 km from the Academy and there was no transportation at the time. pic.twitter.com/lxmpej8E3m
– Rahul Trehan (@imrahultrehan) August 5, 2021
Olympiad @mirabai_chanu home was more than 25 km from the Sports Academy. No means of transport at that time, except for trucks which transported the river sands to the City. These truck drivers wore it every day. Today, she rewarded these truckers. pic.twitter.com/9WegUkwjkz
– Naorem Mohen (@laimacha) August 5, 2021
She added that her dream of becoming a weightlifter would not have been realized without the truckers who helped her travel to train.
“I wanted to see the truckers who regularly transported me from my home to the training center and ask for their blessing. They really helped me during my tough times in training. I am looking for these sand truckers so that I can try to give them any help they might need now, ”she previously told Hindustan Times.
The free rides helped Mirabai and her family save on transportation costs, and instead, the money went into her diet during her training days as a teenager.
Netizens were shocked at such a kind and thoughtful gesture and praised Chanu. One user wrote: “Mirabhai, you haven’t forgotten anyone, including those who were a part of your life journey. A big touching gesture on your part. God’s blessings remain with you and you will be an inspiration to many not only in sport but also to mankind.
Very happy to see @mirabai_chanu continues his humble attitude. In our small town, a guy can only recognize his poor parents after getting a job, so there is Chanu who rewards everyone who helped her become the Tokyo 2020 silver medalist Mirabai Chanu.
– Subham 🏃 (@subhsays) August 5, 2021
Wow a fantastic human being Mirabai chanu….
– Arsenal DNA (@ VipinNa29207148) August 6, 2021
Gratitude is beautiful. Especially when you fly high. When you have nothing and you need their help, it doesn’t shine as brightly.
– Sangita (@Sanginamby) August 5, 2021
A beautiful and kind gesture indeed to reimburse the caring-hearted truck drivers considered a person despite being the load movers of the economy.
– Kumar Ranganathan (@ KumarRanganath1) August 5, 2021
This is where it comes from.
In my experience, the wonderful people of the Northeastern States are really warm, generous and make you feel at home, even as a traveler.
well done @mirabai_chanu
You have a heart of gold
– #HashRoy (@asinharoy) August 5, 2021
Respect and adoration for her increases… she is a Champion with humility and humanity👏
– Live, let live (@ shado78770248) August 5, 2021
She won the silver medal but her heart is made up of twenty-four gold carets. Never forget those who have helped in your life.
– Abhishek Singh (@ Abhishe16354540) August 5, 2021
You are a true Mirabai Champion 👏
Respect for you increases a thousandfold. What a pleasant gesture of gratitude 🙏
You remembered those who helped you in your learning phase.
May you always remain blessed 🙏
– Anupa Bharadwaz (@AnupaBharadwaz) August 5, 2021
Such heartbreaking stories of hard work, of feelings, we lose the right to complain about any failure in comparison.
May the force be with you Mirabai and all the athletes.
I salute you all.
– S 🏹🚜 (@ Sunaa_5V) August 5, 2021
What a touching story!