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Sehwag asks government to honour Dipa Karmakar, Lalita Babar, and why not?

Indian cricket legend Virender Sehwag has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to name a special train and plane after gymnast Dipa Karmakar and athlete Lalita Babar to honour their efforts at the ongoing Rio Olympics.

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He tweeted:

Other well-known sports personalities are also backing our Olympians. For instance, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar joined millions of Indians from all walks of life to congratulate gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who missed the bronze medal by a whisker at the ongoing Rio Olympics on Monday.

Olympians like Dipa Karmakar, Lalita Babar and Dutee Chand hail from financially distressed families, and have overcome that challenge as well as obstacles such as lack of facilities, to help India shine.