Indian Railways to give Rs 60 lakh to Sakshi Malik

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Indian Railways to give Rs 60 lakh to Sakshi Malik

 

 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.

The 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.

"The 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.

The 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.










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