Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has been conferred the Indian Personality of the Year Award (Sports) at the Indo Arab Leaders Summit & Awards 2019 in Dubai. 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 athletes. I have qualified for Rio Olympics and will work everything possible to keep making my nation proud,” Bajrang said.
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 doesn’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.