Noted Udaipur swimmer Bhakti Sharma was awarded in two separate functions by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and Reebok. The awards were presented to her in functions held in Delhi on Friday.
She was first awarded the “TiE Aspire Young Achievers Award 2016”. This award is given by TiE and Aspire jointly to recognize and award young achievers, under the age of 30, in the field of sports, art and culture who demonstrate extra-ordinary conviction and awe-inspiring accomplishments in their lives. This year the award was given to Bhakti Sharma, Shweta Katti and Aishwarya Pissay. The recipients are awarded Rs. 1 Lakh in prize money from Monisha and Amit Bhatia Foundation. Bhakti was also the key speaker in the TiE-Aspire programme along with Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt.
In a separate function, Bhakti was awarded the Reebok Fit to Fight award in recognition of her achievements. Bhakti received this award from Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. Bhakti was awarded a glittering trophy and a certificate as part of the ceremony.
Bhakti has done the country proud with a lot of her achievements (some of which are listed down). She is currently given it her all in preparation for Tokyo Olympics 2020. She is training hard in Mumbai for the Olympic games and aims at delivering a medal for the country in four years time.Select achievements of Bhakti:
- World record for longest distance covered swimming in Antarctica
- World’s youngest swimmer to have swam across the five oceans
- World’s youngest swimmer to have swam across the seven seas
- Member of the first three member relay team to have swam the English Channel