Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur who hails from Muktsar, Punjab and had finished among top six at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics was on Thursday honored by The management of Harvest Institutions, Jassowal, along with her coach Rakhi Tyagi.
Kamalpreet had measured her best throw at 63.7m and according to a news report, she and her coach were felicitated with cash awards and momentos at this event. Kamalpreet was given a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh while her coach received a cash prize of Rs 2.50 lakh. The amount was transferred online in their respective accounts.
Hardeepak Singh, IAS (retd), brother of Harvinder Sran, president of Harvest Institutions, handed over replica cheques to the duo in the presence of their family members. The organisers also honoured family members of the player and her mentor.
Appreciating Kamalpreet’s feat, Hardeepak said her historic achievement may not have been possible, but for the motivation and tutelage of her trainer Rakhi. He wished them more success in the future competitions.
Former DIG Gurdeep Singh, general manager CN John, principal Jay Sharma, vice-principal Puja Chandpuri, besides Harvest Tennis Academy manager Gaurav Bhardwaj, school faculty and students, were present on the occasion.