London Olympics Games silver medalist Vijay Kumar was given a rousing welcome by the district administration, his relatives and local residents on his arrival at his native Harsour village today from London.

Along with family members and other villagers, SDM and DSP, Badsar, OP Thakur, and Madan Kant Sharma, respectively received Vijay Kumar on the border of Hamirpur district at Galu and escorted him to his village.

On reaching home, the ace shooter was given a traditional reception by a local band and musicians. People had also raised welcome gates on the road to welcome him.

Vijay thanked the district administration, people of the state and local residents for rendering him support and encouragement.

He quashed the rumours of quitting the Army; Vijay Kumar said that Army has played an important role in shaping his shooting career and dedicated his successes to the Army. He gave all credit of his success to the Army and cleared that leaving Army is not on his mind. He also thanked the Army authorities for their support.