Himachal Pradesh Government Announces Cash Award of Rs 5L For Skier Anchal Thakur
Himachal Pradesh government has announced Rs. 5 lakh Cash award for Anchal Thagur, who gave India the first medal in skiing. The 21-year-old Aanchal Thagur of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, has created history by giving India the first medal in skiing. Aanchal Thakur won a bronze medal at the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in Turkey, which was organised by the International Ski Federation (FSI).The All-European Elder 3200 Cup was held under the Turkish International Declaration (FC) in Turkey. Aanchal won bronze medal Slalom Race category on Tuesday as part of the tournament. This is the first time India won medal in the skiing.
Central Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has congratulated Aanchal through Twitter. “Congratulations to Anchal Thagur who won the bronze in the FIS International Skiing Contest held in Turkey. India has opened a medal account in the skiing department. Anchal learned skiing from his father. He is then trained at former Olympic medalist Hira Lal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to congratulate her. In a tweet, Mr Modi said “the entire nation is ecstatic” over Ms Thagur’s “historic accomplishment”.