Vijay, Narang land heavy gold

Sahara Pariwar felicitated Vijay Kumar and Gagan Narnag alongwith the other Olympic medalists with 3 and 2 kg medals made of pure gold.

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Speaking to just after the event Vijay said, "I feel honoured to be a part of this felicitation ceremony - it seems like Saharasri himself has a heart of gold.

"Iam very thankful to the Sahara Pariwar for backing Olympics sports and specially shooting since the last few years.

"Such incentives and appreciations will not only motivate all of us to bring more laurels for the country but am sure it would also motivate the youth of India to take up Olympic sports."

The ceremony witnessed the awarding of a big three kg medal of pure gold to Vijay Kumar and Sushil Kumar (Wrestling), whereas two Kg medals of pure gold were presented to Gagan Narang, Saina Nehwal (Badminton), Mary Kom
(Boxing) and Yogeshwar Dutt (Wrestling) for bagging bronze medals at London.

The awards were presented to the sportspersons by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who also lauded the hardwork and dedication of sportpersons which won them laurels for the country at the international event.

On the occasion, head of Sahara India group, Subrato Roy Sahara said that he hoped that many more medals would come to the country in the future Olympics.


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