‘Don't worry, focus on Olympics’: Capt offers help to ‘jobless’ boxer Simranjit

‘Don't worry, focus on Olympics’: Capt offers help to ‘jobless’ boxer Simranjit

Simranjit Kaur. — File photo

Chandigarh, January 16 

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday came to rescue of international boxer Simranjit Kaur, who is jobless and finding it hard to feed her family.

“Don’t worry about anything, just focus on the upcoming Olympics,” Amarinder Singh tweeted.

“I have directed Secretary, Sports to immediately look into what needs to be done. Also I would like to thank all on Social Media & the media who highlighted the issue,” he added.

The world championship medalist has qualified for Tokyo2020 and is India’s hope for a medal.

A bronze medallist at the 2018 World Championship and silver medallist at the 2019 Asian Championship, Simranjit, 24, hails from Ludhiana’s Chakar village.

Her father, who worked at a grocery store, died in 2018 due to a heart failure. — IANS


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