Chandigarh, Apr 8: Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij today announced a financial assistance of Rs one lakh to 16-year-old boxer Rishu Mittal of Kaithal.
Rishu is a state-level gold medallist, who was being forced to work as a domestic help to continue her passion for the sport and to support her schooling. [Haryana shocker: Gold medallist boxing champion Rishu Mittal works as maid!]
An offer has also been given to her for enrollment in National Sports Academy so that she could get better facilities to become a national player.
Acting swiftly on media reports and taking cognizance of the matter, the minister directed to provide assistance of Rs one lakh to the player.
At present, the player is getting training in academy and a stipend of Rs 2000 was being given to her, an official release said here.
The minister said if she wants the Sports Department would get her enrolled in National Sports Academy, Rohtak where all facilities were provided free of cost.
In this academy, Rishu would get golden chance of becoming a national player, he added.