Sakshi Malik disenchanted over Arjuna snub

Chandigarh, August 22

Ignored for the Arjuna award, Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik took to social media to specific her disappointment.

Sakshi, already a recipient of Khel Ratna – the nation’s highest sporting honour – had utilized for the Arjuna award however her case was rejected by the Sports Ministry after the awards committee left it to minister’s discretion.

Weightlifter Mira Bai Chanu’s utility was additionally rejected as she has additionally acquired the Khel Ratna up to now.

“Honourable Prime Minister @narendramodi jee and honourable sports minister @kirenrijiju jee. I am honoured that I have been conferred with the Khel Ratna. Every player dreams of getting all the awards. The athletes toil hard. I, too have a dream that I get Arjuna award. How many medals should I win to get it? Or I will not get it in my wrestling career,” she tweeted in Hindi on Saturday.

Sakshi has been struggling since her Rio exploits. Leave apart producing outcomes on the worldwide degree, the grappler is even discovering it troublesome to get previous the upcoming children in her class.

Twice she misplaced to Sonam Malik throughout the trials for worldwide tournaments.  

Sakshi had additionally claimed just lately that she had bought solely assurances from the state authorities regardless of doing properly. “So far, I have not got a plot (land) nor has a job been given to me. I had met the Sports Minister and the Chief Minister earlier, but only got assurances,” Sakshi had stated on Thursday.

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij, nonetheless, rejected the declare. “We gave a cheque of Rs 2.5 crore the day she landed in India (after the Olympics event),” he stated. PTI

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