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India's bronze medalist Gagan Narang to be made an IAS officer


July 30, 2012 - London, United Kingdom

Gagan Narang is likely to become an IAS officer after his bronze medal winning performance at the 2012 London Olympics. Sports Minister Ajay Maken, who is elated at Narang's bronze medal told media that he would be immediately made an IAS officer along with any other medalist in the games.

However, it is not yet clear whether Narang would perform the duties of an IAS officer or whether he would be just entitled to the perks of an IAS officer. "It is a small appreciation, because whatever we give them, however much we reward them, it will never match the huge service that they have done for the country", Maken said.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has congratulated Narang and announced a reward of Rs. 1 crore.

As soon as Gagan has won the bronze medal, several eminent personalities have congratulated Narang on the social networking sites.

Congratulatory Tweets

Sachin Tendulkar

Gagan Narang, you make us proud by winning the first medal in Olympics 2012. Let’s hope & pray that we follow it up by achieving many more.

Yuvraj Singh

Loud cheer for Gagan Narang for bringin India 1st medalHuge momentfinaly at the podium Hard luck Bindra U r still a champ

Sania Mirza

Gagaannnnn :) #bronze #well done

Ajay Maken

One medal by Gagan has totally changed the mood of the contingent! Everyone is so ecstatic and Motivated!

Deepika Padukone

And Gagan Narang gets India our first Olympic Medal!Moment of pride for the nation and Team #OGQ!!!

Narendra Modi

Great news from London! Congratulations to Gagan Narang for bringing home an Olympic medal!

Rahul Bose

yes! yes! yes! gagan narang wins bronze in the 10m air rifle! #london2012

Narang won the bronze medal in the 10m air rifle event breaking India's medal drought at the 2012 Olympics.

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