Lucknow: Sahara Pariwar on Wednesday felicitated six Olympic medallists with 3 and 2 kg medals made of pure gold.
The ceremony witnessed the awarding of a big 3 kg medals of pure gold to Vijay Kumar (Shooting) and Sushil Kumar (Wrestling), whereas 2 Kg medals of pure gold were presented to sportspersons - Gagan Narang (Shooting), Saina Nehwal (Badminton), Mary Kom (Boxing) and Yogeshwar Dutt (Wrestling) for bagging bronze medals.
The awards were presented to the sportspersons by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who also lauded the hardwork and dedication of sportpersons which won them laurels for the country at the international event. On the occasion, head of Sahara India group, Subrato Roy Sahara said that he hoped that many more medals would come to the country in the future Olympics.
Story first published on: Wednesday, 31 October 2012 22:36 IST