Air India felicitates grappler Sakshi Malik with a return business class ticket

By Sandhya Dangwal | Updated:Fri, August 19, 2016 1:32pm

Air India on Friday made the 23-year old wrestler Sakshi Malik’s dream come true and felicitated her with a return business class ticket.

New Delhi, Aug 19: In order to felicitate grappler Sakshi Malik for her stunning play at the Rio Olympic 2016, Air India took an opportunity to reward the 23-year old wrestler for making India proud. Air India on Friday made Sakshi s dream come true and felicitated her with a return business class ticket. Sakshi had mentioned in one of her statements that she wanted to be a sports person to travel in an aeroplane.

As a mark of gratitude, Air India offered the wrestler with a return business class tickets with her companion. The facility can be availed between any two stations and would be valid for a period of one year. In the felicitation letter, Air India stated that it was proud that Sakshi won the first medal for India in Rio Olympics 2016 and has made people of the nation really proud and happy. (ALSO READ: Rio Olympics 2016: Rohtak erupts in joy after local girl Sakshi Malik scripts history)

Sakshi clinched a bronze medal in Women s Freestyle 58 kg category with a victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan. Trying hard against her Kyrgyzstan opponent, Malik gave a hit to hand India its fourth bronze in wrestling the history of Olympic. The news of her triumph brought her love and wishes from across the nation.

The Haryana government on Thursday announced a financial award of Rs 2.5 crore and a government job. Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu said the state government would felicitate the 23-year-old wrestler after she returned home. Adding to her glory, Sakshi is the only Indian woman wrestler to have ever won a medal at the Olympic Games. (ALSO READ: Twitterati laud P V Sindhu, Sakshi Malik win at Olympics, send out a clear message of Bharat ki Nari, Sab pe padi bhari )

Published:Fri, August 19, 2016 12:53pm | Updated:Fri, August 19, 2016 1:32pm


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