Rohtak: Rohtak on Thursday erupted in joy and celebrations after local girl Sakshi Malik made Haryana and the country proud by winning a Bronze medal in wrestling at the Rio Olympics.People from all walks of life including ministers, politicians, SAI officials made a beeline to Sakshi’s house at Mokhra village in Rohtak district to congratulate the family for clinching a medal in the 58 kg category in the Olympics.
“I have been receiving so many calls on my mobile phones for congratulatory messages ever since my daughter won the medal at Rio Olympic games,” said Sudesh Malik, mother of Sakshi as the family was busy in distributing sweets to everyone who came to congratulate the wrestler’s family. Sudesh, who has not slept for more than 20 hours till Thursday morning, with her husband and other family members were glued to the television to watch Sakshi’s bout and they all erupted in joy when she won the match.
All the family members could be seen hugging each other over the historic feat achieved by Sakshi. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar called up Sakshi’s father Sukhbir Malik to congratulate the family for their daughter’s historic feat. Haryana state minister Manish Grover personally visited
Sakshi’s house and presented a ‘Gada’ and sweet box to the family. PTI
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