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News: Nat'l Wushu champ Shiksha gets financial help from Sports Minister

The Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri. Kiren Rijiju has sanctioned a sum of Rs 5 lakhs to Shiksha a national Wushu champion from Haryana, who came under severe financial distress owing to the Coronavirus pandemic and had to quit her training and take up a job as a farm labourer to support her family. The 22 year-old athlete, who has won 24 gold medals at the state Wushu Championship, was sanctioned the money through the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons. Although the coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to the daily training regimen of sportspersons and in the case of Shiksha forced her towards manual labour,

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  • Released : 31-Jul-2020

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