Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday recommended a direct promotion for Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik’s father Sukhbir Malik – a bus conductor with Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).

In a letter written to Transport Minister Satyendar Jain, Sisodia said that wrestler Sakshi brought laurels to the country by winning a bronze medal at the Rio Olympic so it was necessary for the government to felicitate her father too.

“I recommend to directly promote Sakshi’s father Sukhbir Malik in the department,” Sisodia said, adding, “I propose to honour Sakshi and her entire family, especially her father, for her success.”

Sisodia said the entire nation is praising Sakshi for her success in the Olympic Games as she won the bronze medal at a time when the whole country was waiting for a medal eagerly.

“It is a matter of pride for the Delhi government that despite working as a bus conductor in DTC our colleague (Sukhbir Malik) created such an environment that his daughter could bring laurels to the nation,” Sisodia said.

He added that Sakshi’s father sent his daughter to a non-traditional game and supported her, which will change the mindset of the people towards the girl child.

Sakshi won a freestyle wrestling bronze medal in the 58 kg category at the ongoing Rio Olympics on Wednesday.

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

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