Guwahati: India’s Pride, Assam’s Daughter Lovlina Borgohain brought laurels to the nation by becoming the third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal at the Tokyo Olympics, when she secured the bronze medal in the Women’s Welterweight category.
On Saturday along with Several top Indian Olympians, Lovlina was conferred with the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award in New Delhi.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind confers Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, 2021 on Lovlina Borgohain in recognition of her outstanding achievements in Boxing.
Apart from being a bronze medal winner, she is also Assam’s first female athlete and the state’s second boxer to compete in the Olympics.
Borgohain expressed her happiness after receiving Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award and said “she is living her dream.”
“It has come as a surprise for me. It is the dream of every sportsperson to get Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award and now I am living this dream and I feel exalted,” Borgohain said.
“My dream is to win the gold medal in Olympics,” she added.
Taking to Twitter, Borgohain also expressed her gratitude to President Ram Nath Kovind for receiving the award.
“It was an honour to receive the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today. Thank you everyone for always supporting me, she tweeted.
Earlier in November, Indian Boxer Lovlina also received the trophy for Arjuna Award for 2020.
Boxer Lovlina Borgohain, hockey player Sreejesh PR, Neeraj Chopra, wrestler Ravi Kumar, para shooter Avani Lekhara, Indian football team skipper Sunil Chhetri and India women’s cricket stalwart Mithali Raj were among the 12 athletes who received the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award on Saturday in Delhi.