India did well in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Even though the gold count was less (15), the players had a good showing with some new faces impressing one and all.
India did well in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Even though the gold count was less (15), the players had a good showing with some new faces impressing one and all.
Thus, the ‘same old story’ begins with our medal winners returning home to rousing welcome and upon that, the State Government or the National Ruling party announces cash rewards to the winner or a job in the services.
To begin with, that’s not bad at all but slowly and steadily, it turns out be a hoax call.
Many have been duped over the period and one being amongst them is the recent silver medallist, Anisa Sayyed.
The shooter, who was also a winner the 2010 CWG, clinched silver in the just-concluded edition in Glasgow.
In 2010, she was promised a job in the government but is still waiting for it. For the past three years, the Haryana government is yet to fulfil Anisa’s job aspirations, leaving the champion shooter with no option but to voice her aggravation.
In an interview to the press the 33-year was quoted, “I have been waiting for three years, waiting for that promised job. But it has still not seen the light of the day. If they think I don’t deserve this then they should not keep me waiting. That’s not fair on an athlete who has and continues to strive for international success.”
Her woeful plight was that the Haryana state government’s job hoax has yet to see the light of the day. After her 2010 exploits, Anisa Sayyed was offered a job by the Hooda-led government due to which the former quit the Railways job and also ignored the interest from Maharashtra government.
Is this what our medal hopefuls are fighting or slogging out for?
Our ‘daze’ government hardly puts a thing right and with such shoddy work, who would want to believe in their words. Anisa is not the only one to be hard done by!
Ace shuttler Sania Nehwal was amongst these deceptive appeals from the government. After winning a bronze at the 2012 London Olympics, the then chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Kiran Kumar Reddy had announced a prize-money of Rs. 50 lakh for Nehwal but after the Telangana separation, the Hyderabad-born did not receive the cash reward.
State Governments from across the country announced various cash rewards and prizes for our medal winners after the latter’s heroics at the Commonwealth Games.
But one question for the government – where were you when they needed the most?
Where are the facilities and practice grounds?
Do they know who the hell is Sita Sahu and what she is upto?
Sita Sahu was a two-time bronze winner at the 2011 Athens Special Olympics and now sells gol-gappas and papdi chats on the streets. Sita is one of the many athletes in India who is forced into poverty due to the appalling work rate of our government. Atleast, the likes of Sita can run their homes and families rather than rotting on and living a stricken life.
‘Acche Din’ is what PM Narendra Modi promised to the nation prior taking the chair.
As of now Modi must ensure that our athletes receive the top-most facility to work upon and the most importantly, the financial support which is lacking.
If both the needs are in place, a top-four finish in the Rio Olympics is not far away!
Believe me, nobody can stop Indians!