Almora: Shuttler Lakshya Sen, a resident of Almora, Uttarakhand, has been honored with the Arjuna Award for his incredible performance in the field of sports. First Lady Droupadi Murmu presented the Arjuna Award to Lakshya Sen at President House (Rashtrapati Bhavan). Sports lovers in Almora are very happy after Lakshya got the Arjuna Award 2022.
Lakshya Sen was born on 16 August 2001 in Tilakpur ward of Almora. Lakshya Sen started playing at the tender age of four. At the age of six-seven, Lakshya’s game and his talent used to surprise everyone. Badminton veterans were also stunned to see the game of a six-year-old child. Lakshya has inherited the game of badminton. Lakshya succeeded in creating history at the Commonwealth Games by taking forward the badminton game inherited from his grandfather.
Lakshya’s father DK Sen has been a badminton coach with the Sports Authority of India and is currently training at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bangalore. Parents are also making a big sacrifice in reaching the goal here. Lakshya Sen has so far won 26 medals at national and international level. Of these, there are 16 gold medals alone. Lakshya Sen’s elder brother Chirag Sen is also an international badminton player. Chirag has been number two in the Junior National Badminton Championships and Junior World Championships.
Lakshya Sen’s father and coach DK Sen, mother Nirmala Sen, who were present there, were teary-eyed with joy after seeing Lakshya Sen receiving the Arjuna Award at the hands of the President at a ceremony held at President House. Uttaranchal State Badminton Association Secretary BS Mankoti was also present along with Lakshya’s parents at the award ceremony. Uttaranchal Badminton Association President Dr. Badminton players including Alaknanda Ashok have expressed happiness over Lakshya Sen getting the award.