Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Aanchal Thakur from Himachal Pradesh for winning India’s first medal at an international skiing event. Aanchal Thakur who is just (21) years old had a special moment for the leader. Hailing from Manali (Himachal Pradesh) daughter of Rohan Lal Thakur , the general secretary of India’s Winter Olympics Federation Of India has made nation proud by bagging a bronze medal at the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in Turkey, a tournament recogonised by the International Skiing Federation.
Modi tweeted: “Well done @alleaanchal for winning an international medal in skiing! The entire nation is ecstatic on your historic accomplishment at the FIS International Skiing Competition in Turkey. Wishing you the very best for your future endeavours.”
Aanchal who was overjoyed seeing the tweet said “I never imagined that the Prime Minister would tweet about me. I can’t believe it. I hope this brings more recognition to Winter Olympics. I owe my success to my father”. Being a paragliding instructor was actually Rohan Lal Thakur’s summer job. In the winters, the 1989 national skiing champion he used to train his students at snow-capped slopes of Manali. His son Himanshu represented India at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Now his daughter has made the entire nation proud of her.