Sakshi unhappy after Arjuna award snub

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) | Publish Date: 8/23/2020 12:28:25 PM IST

Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik has expressed her displeasure at missing out on the Arjuna awards, in a tweet addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. 

“I am proud to have been conferred the Khel Ratna. Every sportsperson dreams of winning all the awards. A sportsperson puts her life at risk for it. I also dream of seeing Arjuna award winner against my name,” the wrestler wrote in a message.
“Which other medal should I get for the country to be honoured with the Arjuna award? Or in this wrestling life, I would never have the good luck of winning this award?” Sakshi said. She has in the past bagged Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India.
The selection committee had recommended 29 names for the Arjuna awards to the Sports Ministry. The list also included Sakshi and 2017 weightlifting world champion Mirabai Chanu, but the final decision was left to the discretion of the Ministry.

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