Calcutta: A welcome most worthy of a trail-blazing performer awaits the Asian Games gold medallists Saraswati Saha and Soma Biswas when their flight from New Delhi touches down in the city Friday evening.
Sports and tourism minister Subhas Chakraborty is expected to lead a state reception to be accorded to the athletes.
Some city associations will also be present at the airport to felicitate them.
Meanwhile, Saraswati’s coach, Sunirmal Ghosh, said that she will be accorded a grand felicitation by her local club in Bandel on Saturday.
Saraswati won the 200m gold while Soma pocketed a 4x400m relay gold as well as a silver in heptathlon.