Know why young athlete Geeta Kumari is forced to sell vegetables

Jun 30 2020 03:52 PM
Know why young athlete Geeta Kumari is forced to sell vegetables

Geeta Kumari, an athlete from Jharkhand, has been forced to sell vegetables in the streets of Ramgarh district due to financial crises. After the intervention of Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Geeta was helped to get a monthly stipend of Rs 50,000 from the Ramgarh district administration and Rs 3,000 to pursue her athletics career. Soren got information via Twitter that Geeta is forced to sell roadside vegetables due to financial problems. The Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioner of Ramgarh to help Geeta financially so that she can move forward in her athletics career.

In an official release, it is said that Ramgarh Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sandeep Singh gave a check of Rs 50,000 to Geeta on Monday and also announced a monthly stipend of Rs 3,000 to the athlete'. Wishing the athlete success in the sports world, the Deputy Commissioner said, 'Ramgarh has many players who are capable of achieving success for the country, and the administration will ensure that they get support'.

Geeta's cousin Dhananjay Prajapati said- 'she is a BA final year student at Anand College in Hazaribagh district with selling vegetables. Her family is financially weak and she is happy now with the help of the administration. Geeta has won 8 gold medals in state-level competitions. She won a silver medal and a bronze medal in competitions held in Kolkata.

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