Rohtak village erupts in pleasure as Panghal baggage gold in Cologne

Ravinder Saini

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, December 20

Boxer Amit Panghal, a resident of Mayna village here, won a gold medal at the World Cup in Cologne on Saturday.

Amit’s uncle Raj Narayan Panghal said: “The tournament was postponed twice this year and Amit, who went to Europe for training, too, did not know about it. He got to know about the tournament just two days before it began and performed marvelously. We all were quite confident about his gold-medal victory.”

He said due to Covid pandemic no function was organised in the village today to celebrate his success but the social media was flooded with congratulatory messages.

“Amit will return to India on Tuesday. Thereafter, we will celebrate keeping in view the Covid guidelines,” Raj Narayan added.

Krishan, another resident of the village, said the whole village was overwhelmed by Amit’s achievement. “H has been persistently bringing laurels to the village and the district.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Rajya Sabha MP Deepender Hooda also congratulated Amit on Twitter.

“Amit has again made Haryana and India proud by winning the gold medal in the 52 kg weight category. I wish that his achievements become an inspiration for the youth,” tweeted Khattar, while Deepender said: “We all are proud of your talent. Keep shining the name of the nation.”

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