Punjab medalists shine on stage, nonetheless anticipate promised jobs | Chandigarh Information

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BATHINDA: Whereas the complete nation is celebrating medals received by the nation’s athletes and sportspersons at Birmingham Commonwealth Video games, the winners from Punjab may need to run from pillar to publish, ultimately, to get the rewards introduced by the state authorities for them, particularly jobs.
This assumption features floor as sportspersons who’ve introduced glory to the state inthe previous, have did not get the job promised to them by the state authorities. The checklist of such sportspersons inclue a silver medal winner of the 2014 Commonwealth Video games and the members of Indian hockey workforce that received the bronze medal on the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, after a span of 41 years.
Malaika Goel was the youngest participant who received the silver medal in 10-metre air pistol capturing on the age of 16 within the 2014 Commonwealth Video games at Glasgow. As per the coverage of Punjab authorities, a Class I job is obtainable to gold and silver medal winners of Asian Video games and Commonwealth Video games.
On the time she wn, Goel was requested to attend until she attained the age of 21 years and handed commencement to be eligible for the job. She waited until 2019. At the same time as she has now turn out to be eligible on each the parameters, of age and qualification, Goel is but to get a job. In actual fact, she has been ready for 3 years. “I would like the federal government to satisfy its duty of offering job to eligible sportspersons to advertise sporting exercise within the state,”, she says. “I bought Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award (MRSA) in 2019. Even then, there’s is that this delay.”
Whereas jobs got to medal winners until 2016, these haven’t been given to those that received medals thereafter.
India’s triple-jump and shot-put gold medalists of the 2018 Asian Video games, Arpinder Singh and Tejinderpal Toor had gotten job supply letters of Class I posts in the course of the earlier Congress authorities’s ternue. Formalities, together with medical, have been accomplished, however each are ready for the ultimate phrase from the Punjab authorities. In the mean time, Arpinder is working for ONGC and Toor is within the Indian Navy. Swran Singh, who had received the gold medal in rowing on the identical Asian Video games, has not gotten any supply from the federal government. He’s serving the Indian Military, however now desires to work in Punjab. Arpinder stated he was solely ready for becoming a member of ordersnow. Toor stated he was “hopeful” of getting the federal government’s closing supply to affix the Punjab Police.
He added {that a} kabaddi silver medalist on the Asian Video games, Manpreet Kaur had been working for Rajasthan Police. “One in all my colleagues in Asian Video games is working as a DSP in Rajasthan, whereas I, regardless of getting gold, shouldn’t be discovered eligible for it in Punjab as I had performed for the Military,” he added. In the meantime, Punjab sports activities minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer stated the state authorities was halfway via getting ready a brand new sports activities coverage. “We’re finding out the sports activities insurance policies of varied states, together with Delhi and Odisha, and shortly will come out with it. Jobs can be given to all eligible sportspersons who fulfill the factors,” he stated.
Three-time CWG medallist on the 2014, 2018 and 2022 video games, Vikas Thakur is working within the Indian Air Power. Like him, weightlighting bronze medalist Lovepreet Singh is within the Indian Navy. Bronze medalist Gurdeep Singh is working for the railways. Amongst gamers from the hockey workforce, gamers are working for Indian Oil and BPCL. Drag-flicker Rupinderpal Singh works for a financial institution.

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