As promised by Anand Mahindra, Chairman and MD of Mahindra & Mahindra, champions P.V. Sindhu (21) and Sakshi Malik (24) received their gifts – customised Mahindra Thar vehicles – for their stellar performance at the recently concluded 2016 Rio Olympics. While Sakshi’s bronze medal made her the first female wrestler from India to win a medal at the Olympics, badminton player P.V. Sindhu made the country proud by becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal. The vehicles were handed over to the sports personalities by Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director of Mahindra & Mahindra.
Sakshi’s red coloured Thar has been customised with a bronze coloured front fascia and matching stripes which symbolise her bronze medal. Similarly, Sindhu’s Thar has been finished in a silver colour with matching stripes. Specific details on the customised Thar vehicles aren’t available, but one can spot bigger tires, bull bars, new bumpers, auxiliary lamps and snorkels. Last month, the medal winning duo, along with artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar and Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand were gifted brand new BMW cars by Sachin Tendulkar, Goodwill ambassador of the Indian team at the Rio Olympics.