9.58 am: Thousands gather to give Sakshi Malik a hero's welcome.

9.50 am:
Sakshi also made the ambssador of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' scheme in Haryana.

9.47 am: Haryana government announces Rs 2.5 crore award for Sakshi.

9.30 am: Sakshi welcomed with a garland by school children

Hectic preparations were underway to give Malik a rousing reception at her village in Rohtak district of Haryana. Ministers of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Haryana received Malik at Indira Gandhi International Airport here.

Haryana's sports and youth affairs minister Anil Vij, who was present in Rio as head of state delegation, accompanied the star wrestler on the return flight.

Upon her arrival, Sakshi Malik said, "Was my biggest dream to win a medal for India at Olympics, was preparing for this for last 12 years".





Sakshi's father who was also present at the airport to receive his daughter, was elated to see the grand reception she received.



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