Sports Ministry helps Meerut sportspersons in financial distress

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Published on October 8, 2020 - Duration: 03:24s

Sports Ministry helps Meerut sportspersons in financial distress

Sports Ministry of India has come forward to extend financial support to Uttar Pradesh boxer Sunil Chauhan and his brother, archer Neeraj Chauhan who were facing a financial crunch after their father lost his job due to coronavirus pandemic.

The athlete's family was forced to sell vegetables to make ends meet.

Taking cognizance of the matter and looking at the financial situation of the family the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Kiren Rijiju has sanctioned Rs 5 lakh each to the athletes under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund (PDUNWFS) for sportspersons.


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