Ace shooter Gagan Narang will be conferred theprestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by President Pratibha Patil on August 29 as the government officially announced the list of awardees on Thursday.
Top marksman Gagan Narang signed off
from the Balewadi ranges here today by bagging his third gold
medal in the 50m rifle three position event in the Kumar
Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting Championships.
With an aim to give the country a
few Olympic medal winners at 2016 Games, ace Indian shooter
Gagan Narang has joined hands with an NGO `Lakshya` to open a
shooting academy -- Gun for Glory -- in Pune.
Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel today described shooting star Gagan Narang as a ‘one-man army’ and also promised promotion for Air India athletes, who won medals at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games.
Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra will spearhead the Indian shooting challenge in both the Commonwealth and Asian Games along with other top marksmen such as Gagan Narang and Manavjit Singh Sandhu.