Ludhiana: Chandeep Singh, who made history by winning a silver medal for India at the 9th Para-Taekwondo-2021 World Championship in Istanbul last week, was honored in the city on Monday. He is the first Indian to win a medal at the para taekwondo world championship.
“I want to participate in the Paralympic Games in 2022 and bring medals to India. I’m preparing for it. I ask Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to support me by financially sponsoring my training and preparation, ”said Chandeep, who was congratulated by city bakers Harjinder Singh Kukreja and Satinder Singh Kukreja with a cake.
“It’s a proud moment not only for me and my family, but also for Punjab and India,” said delighted Chandeep, who won the medal in the men’s 80kg event.
The three-tiered cake was made with the logos of the Taekwondo World Championship, edible photos of him and a large melting figurine of Chandeep in his taekwondo uniform and silver medal.
“It’s a proud moment because our Punjabi brother is the very first medalist for India in the history of the World Para Taekwondo Championship. The taekwondo themed cake salutes his achievement, ”said Harjinder Singh.
“It is a tribute to the son of the Punjab who made us proud on the international stage,” said Satinder Singh.