Photos: Haryana's 'beti' Sakshi Malik gets grand welcome

Updated: Sep 07, 2016, 15:25 IST
  • Photos: Haryana's 'beti' Sakshi Malik gets grand welcome
    Rio Olympics bronze medalist India's first woman wrestler Sakshi Malik receives a grand welcome on her arrival at IGI airport T3 in New Delhi from Rio de Janeiro early on Wednesday morning
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  • Photos: Haryana's 'beti' Sakshi Malik gets grand welcome
    Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik being greeted by her family members as she arrives at IGI airport T3 in New Delhi from Rio de Janeiro early on Wednesday morning
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  • Photos: Haryana's 'beti' Sakshi Malik gets grand welcome
    Haryana on Wednesday honoured its 'daughter' Sakshi Malik by appointing her as brand ambassador of the Prime Minister's flagship 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign and presenting the Olympic bronze medallist a cheque of Rs 2.5 crore.
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    Sakshi, who clinched a bronze in the 58-kg category freestyle wrestling event, proudly displayed the medal to the cheering crowds enroute
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    Sakshi, who ended India's medal drought at the Rio Olympics, was greeted by her parents, relatives and ministers of the state government at the Indira Gandhi International Airport's terminal 3.
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    Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik with her family members after arrived at IGI airport T3 in New Delhi from Rio de Janeiro early on Wednesday morning
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    Rio Olympics bronze medalist and India's first woman wrestling medallist, Sakshi Malik being greeted by her parents as she arrives at IGI airport T3 in New Delhi from Rio de Janeiro early on Wednesday morning
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    Festive atmosphere gripped Sakshi's native village and she reached her final destination after making multiple stops. A number of people visited the wrestler's house to congratulate her family.
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    Rio Olympics bronze medalist India's first woman wrestler Sakshi Malik being greeted by her father as she arrives at IGI airport T3 in New Delhi from Rio de Janeiro early on Wednesday morning
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    Rio Olympics bronze medalist India's first woman wrestler Sakshi Malik waves to her fans as she receives a grand welcome on her arrival at IGI airport T3 in New Delhi from Rio de Janeiro early on Wednesday morning
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    At her village Mokhra Khas in Rohtak, Sakshi was honoured by the village panchayat, minister Ram Bilas Sharma, besides Congress MP from Rohtak, Deepinder Singh Hooda and senior opposition leader from the INLD, Abhay Singh Chautala
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    "My 12-year long dream has been fulfilled. But I will work hard to change the colour of my medal at next Olympics," Sakshi has said.
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    Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar honours the olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik at a felicitation ceremony in Gurgaon on Wednesday
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    The 23-year-old, who is the first woman wrestler from India to win an Olympic medal, was felicitated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at Bahadurgarh in Jhajjar district of Haryana.
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    The CM said Sakshi, who is employed with the Railways, has been promised a promotion by its employer. "We have also offered her a Class II job in the Haryana Government. She has said that she will think over it and decide," Khattar said.
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    Chief minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar honours the olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik at a felicitation ceremony in Gurgaon on Wednesday. Also seen are Sakshi's parents Sudesh Malik and Sukhbir Malik
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A rousing reception was accorded by the Haryana government and fans to Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik after she arrived in India from Rio de Janeiro. Here are the pictures...

 

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