Mumbai, Aug. 31 -- Gagan Narang has won many medals and awards as a shooter. But the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar that was awarded to his foundation-Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation-is special for him because it is a recognition not just of his work, but his entire team's.

On Thursday, the 2008 Olympic Games bronze medallist received the award from President Ram Nath Kovind on behalf of the foundation that has trained around 50 international shooters.

Narang spoke to HT about the growth of his foundation, which runs the Gun for Glory academy which now has 16 centres in eight states, his own ambition of having another go at the Olympics and the tremendous growth the sport has seen in the last few years. Excerpts

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