Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik who has recently won a bronze medal for India at the Rio Olympics said in an interview that she wanted to become a sportsperson to be able to travel in a plane. It was a very sarcastic comment as well it shows that the sportsperson of India cannot even buy a plane ticket ?
Now that she is a proud wrestler, she has also earned a lot of cash with her victory at Olympics. She will be receiving Rs. 2.5 crore prize money from Haryana government, Rs 60 lakhs by Indian Railways and Rs 20 lakhs from Indian Olympic Association, a total amount of Rs. 3 crores !.
After taking notice of the desire she expressed in her interview, Air India has decided to offer Sakshi Malik free Business Class tickets as a gift. She can travel with one more person as a company and this offer is valid for a period of one year.
Now, Sakshi can travel on a plane ! This gesture by Air India is very overwhelming.