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Weightlifting News: Weightlifters Jyotsna Mukherjee & Chay Adok to return'Bangla Gaurav' award

Indian veteran weightlifters Jyotsna Mukherjee and Chay Adok have decided to return their 'Bangla Gaurav' award, expressing discontent with the West Bengal government for allegedly giving secondary treatment to the sport in the state. Jyotsna, who received the honour in 2015, said that there is not even a single weightlifting academy in the state which makes it difficult for budding weightlifters to train as they come from poor families. She added that they are trying since 2012 to get a state academy for weightlifters but no attention is being paid to their demand. Jyotsna mentioned that they took the matter to the sports minister as well, but even that did not yield any result. Adok, who is also an Arjuna awardee, has suggested a transformation in the state weightlifting association management.


  • Released : 10-Feb-2019


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