Bajrang Punia : Northern Railway’s star performer wrestler gets Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
New Delhi (News4city)- Bajarng Punia who missed out on receiving the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna earlier this year due to his preparations for the World Championships, was handed over the same by Sports Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju on Thursday.
The Asian and Commonwealth champion won bronze at the competition in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in September to secure an Olympic spot in the 65kg weight category.
“Any sportsperson feels good after receiving an award and it is the biggest sports award anyone can ask for. My sole focus is on the Olympics now and my responsibility has increased. I have recovered from my injury and have been training on the mat for the last 10-12 days,” Punia said after receiving the award.
He called on the General Manager T.P. Singh at HQ Northern Railway today, where he received a very warm welcome and felicitations for bringing laurels to Northern Railway.