The Olympian shooter from Jaipur, Apurvi Chandela has added yet another feather to her cap. She has been honoured with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by the Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit University in Jaipur. The PhD was awarded to her by the Rajasthan Governor, Mr. Kalraj Mishra at the Raj Bhawan.
“I am deeply humbled and grateful to receive this prestigious honour of a PhD. It has been a challenging yet rewarding journey, and I believe that this achievement is not just a testament to my hard work, but also to the unwavering support of my mentors and loved ones. I hope to continue inspiring young athletes and students to pursue their dreams with passion, dedication, and perseverance”, said an elated Apurvi after receiving the PhD.
It is worth noting that Chandela started 10 meter Air Rifle Shooting in October 2008. She has represented India at 2016 Rio Olympic Games as well as the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. She has won numerous prestigious awards including the Arjuna Award. Chandela has been both the World Champion and National Champion. She is currently working hard to fulfill her dream to have an Olympic medal at 2024 Paris Olympic Games. She is also actively involved in charity work.