India's first medallist at the ongoing Rio
Olympics, wrestler Sakshi Malik will be rewarded with a cash award of Rs 60
lakh by her employers Indian Railways for her bronze winning feat in
women's 58kg freestyle category.
Railway Ministry had announced before the start of the Games that handsome
cash awards of Rs 1 cr, Rs 75 lakh and Rs 50 lakh will be given to medal
winners and a further Rs 10 lakh for qualifying.
Indian Railways is proud of both its wrestlers Sakshi Malik and Vinesh
Phogat. Sakshi is currently a senior clerk with Northern Railways. She will
be promoted to the rank of a gazetted officer," Railways Sports
Promotion Board (RSPB) secretary Rekha Yadav said.
Indian Railways are planning a grand felicitation for Sakshi to celebrate
her stupendous feat.The wrestling contingent will be back in India on
August 23 and the felicitation will be held on a suitable date after that.