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Delhi government to award Rs 1 cr to bronze medallist Sakshi Malik

Manish Sisodia Visited The Parents Of The Wrestler In Haryana’s Rohtak And Announced The Award. He Also Announced A Promotion For Sakshi’s Father, Sukhbir Malik, Who Works As A Bus Conductor In Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).

PTI | Updated on: 20 Aug 2016, 03:22:55 PM
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (Getty images)

New Delhi :

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today announced an award of Rs 1 crore for Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik.

Sisodia visited the parents of the wrestler in Haryana’s Rohtak and announced the award. He also announced a promotion for Sakshi’s father, Sukhbir Malik, who works as a bus conductor in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).

On Wednesday, the 23-year-old wrestler ended the country’s wait for a medal at the Rio Olympic Games as she bagged the bronze medal in the 58 kg category, pulling off a dramatic 8-5 victory in the play-off bout. 

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First Published : 20 Aug 2016, 03:16:00 PM