New Delhi, Jan 26 : Shooter Gagan Narang was as pleased as punch after being bestowed with the Padma Shree award and said the honour will spur him to achieve greater deeds in the upcoming tournaments.
Narang, star cricketer VVS Laxman and world champion wrestler Sushil Kumar were among the seven sportspersons who were today honoured with the prestigious award for their contribution in their respective sports.
"It feels great to be honoured with the award, to be the chosen one, and to be in the league (of sportspersons who have been bestowed with the award)," an elated Narang told PTI.
"This will motivate me to give my best and do better in future tournaments," he said.
"I am already looking forward to the year 2011 and will then think about 2012 (the year of the Olympics)," the Hyderabadi added. PTI