In Pics: Army, Governments Celebrate India’s CWG Stars on Return

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat congratulates Naib Subedar Neeraj Chopra, Gold Medallist (Javelin Throw) and Havildar Gaurav Solanki, Gold medallist (Boxing) for their outstanding performance in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018; in New Delhi on 18 April 2018.

After a splendid performance at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, athletes from the Indian contingent returned home to a rousing welcome. Not only were they received amid much fanfare at the airport, but were also felicitated by several authorities.

Putting up their third-best show after the Delhi Games in 2010 and Manchester Games in 2002, India bagged a total of 66 medals at the Commonwealth Games in Australia this year.

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on 18 April felicitated army athletes, who brought home a haul of three gold, three silver and four bronze medals from the CWG 2018.

Army chief Bipin Rawat greets Indian Army shooter Om Prakash (R), who won double bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games 2018, at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi on 18 April.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 16 April had honoured 16-year-old shooter Manu Bhaker of Jhajjar, who won gold medal in Commonwealth Games, with a turban and a cheque of Rs 1.5 crore, in Jhajjar.

Here’s a photo gallery from some of the ceremonies that celebrates India’s medallists at the recently concluded quadrennial games.

Army chief Bipin Rawat poses with Army’s sportsmen who won medals in the Commonwealth Games 2018, at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi on 18 April.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar presents a cheque worth Rs 1.5 crore to Commonwealth gold medal winner shooter Manu Bhaker, in Jhajjar on 16 April.
Boxers, who won medals at the Commonwealth Games, with President, Boxing Federation of India (BFI), Ajay Singh and others at a felicitation ceremony in New Delhi on 17 April.
Shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu with other players show their Commonwealth medals at a press conference in Hyderabad on 17 April. 
Tejaswini Sawant, Jitu Rai, Heena Sidhu, along with other Commonwealth Games medal winning shooters at a press conference in New Delhi on 17 April.

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