Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik to set up wresting nursery soon

Ambala: Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik on Saturday said that she would soon set up a wrestling nursery where the national level wrestlers would be trained.

Sakshi also said she would continue her wrestling even after her marriage.

She had come to Ambala cantonment to greet the state's Sports minister Anil Vij on Diwali festival.

Speaking to reporters later, she said that Vij had encouraged the players of Haryana a lot and tried to provide them all the facilities so that they could bring laurels.

On the occasion, Vij said that Sakshi had been appointed brand ambassador for promoting 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' campaign and expressed hope she would perform her duty effectively.

He said that the state sports department had been proving proper training and other facilities to the emerging players of the state.

Referring to the martyrdom of Mandeep Singh, who was killed by terrorists in Macchil sector in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday, Vij said that the "Army should plan for some major operation to teach lesson to Pakistan".

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Updated Date: Oct 29, 2016 21:33:58 IST

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