World powerlifting champion Mahant Gaurav Sharma was honoured with Visionary Leaders of the Year (Sports) award on Friday.
“I want to thank the organizers for honouring me with this prestigious award. Such awards give motivation to the athletes. I have qualified for Tokyo Olympics and will work everything possible to keep making my nation proud,” Bajrang told PTI
Gaurav, too, sounded delighted after receiving the award.
“I can’t express the feeling. I felt emotional after receiving the award. Powerlifting is a sport which people don’t know much but I am happy through my achievements, people will surely opt this sport. I also want to thank my guru Dronacharya awardee Bhupinder Dhawan sir for helping me in achieving my dream,” the powerlifter said.