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Sakshi Malik’s parents felicitated in Delhi assembly

The parents of Rio bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik, 23, were felicitated in the Delhi assembly on Tuesday.

delhi Updated: Aug 23, 2016 23:57 IST
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Delhi assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel,  Deputy Chief minister Manish Sisodia and MLAs with wrestler Sakshi's mother Sudesh and father Sukhbir Malik and coach at the Delhi assembly on Tuesday.
Delhi assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, Deputy Chief minister Manish Sisodia and MLAs with wrestler Sakshi's mother Sudesh and father Sukhbir Malik and coach at the Delhi assembly on Tuesday.(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

The parents of Rio bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik, 23, were felicitated in the Delhi assembly on Tuesday.

AAP MLA from Chandni Chowk, Alka Lamba, moved a motion of thanks and congratulated Malik’s father Sukhbir, mother Sudesh and coach Shyam Budaki for inspiring every Indian.

“She (Malik’s mother) was sharing her experience of how she got the (job) offer letter the day Sakshi was born. In a country, where girl child is killed in womb, such examples are inspirational,” said Lamba.

Other MLAs praised the dedication of Sakshi’s parents.

Malik and silver medalist shuttler PV Sindhu are expected to visit the Delhi assembly soon, where the Delhi government will give the reward money announced to them. Sisodia had visited the wrestler’s parents in Haryana’s Rohtak and announced an award of `1 crore for Sakshi Malik.

Sakshi bagged the medal in the 58kg category, pulling off a dramatic 8-5 victory in the play-off bout, becoming India’s first female wrestler to win an Olympic medal.