Haryana felicitates Rio Olympics bronze medal winner Sakshi Malik

Bahadurgarh (Haryana), Aug. 24 : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday felicitated Rio Olympics bronze medal winner and wrestler Sakshi Malik.

The Haryana government has awarded Malik 2.5 crore rupees and a class two level job in the state government.

"I would like to congratulate this daughter of Haryana who has made the nation and Haryana proud. From the side of the Haryana government, we award Sakshi a cheque of 2.5 crores. We also offer her a class two level job in Haryana," said Khattar. Chief Minister Khattar also announced Malik as the brand ambassador of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao initiative in Haryana.

Malik thanked all for the love and support. "Want to thank everyone for their support, hope to continue to receive such support in the future as well," said Malik.

On her arrival in Delhi from Rio de Janeiro, Malik was accorded a grand welcome at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Sakshi become the first woman wrestler in India to win an Olympic medal with her bronze in the 58 kilogram freestyle event.

Defying all odds and displaying a killer instinct, women athletes Sakshi Malik, silver medallist P V?Sindhu and gymnast Dipa Karmakar saved India the blushes by performing superbly at this year's summer games.

Source: ANI