New Delhi, July 30
Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday sanctioned Rs 5 lakh for Shiksha, a Haryana-based wushu participant, who was compelled to work as a farm labourer attributable to extreme monetary misery in occasions COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to a launch issued by the sports activities ministry, the 22-year-old athlete, who has gained 24 gold medals on the state Wushu Championship, was sanctioned the cash by way of the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nationwide Welfare Fund for Sportspersons.
Shiksha, who can be pursuing her BSc in sports activities science stated she is grateful to the Sports activities Minister for his intervention.
“I haven’t got phrases to thank the Sports activities Minister for his noble gesture and sending throughout Rs 5 lakh at a time like this,” she stated.
“I’m completely decided to get again to my coaching on the earliest and it is so good to see such a proactive minister who cares for the athletes. I promise everybody that inside a yr, I’ll win a gold medal for the nation.” PTI