Punjab Government has cash for TikTokers however not us, says boxer Simranjit

New Delhi, August 25

Olympic-bound boxer Simranjit Kaur continues to be in quest of a job regardless of a “promise” being made by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh 5 months again.

In January, when Simranjit – who just lately certified for Tokyo Olympics – shared her monetary issues with the mediapersons, Amarinder instantly took to Twitter and warranted all the assistance to the Indian boxer. “I have directed Secretary, Sports, to immediately look into what needs to be done,” he had stated.

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju additionally at the moment had thanked the media for highlighting Simranjit’s wrestle.

However, Simranjit claims she has not obtained any assist from the state authorities. “I don’t know much about their (government) criteria. I was promised Rs 5 lakh also but who cares? Whereas, TikTok stars got their money from the Punjab Government well on time,” an emotional Simranjit stated whereas narrating her everlasting wait story.

“I was also promised a job in Punjab Government when I met Chief Minister sir in March, again who cares?” 

“Why they want us, the athletes, to keep begging for what we deserve or are promised?” she requested.

“I haven’t got a written assurance as of yet. Not a single paper in writing. I don’t know whom to meet or request. I can’t do anything much. Lockdown has stalled everything, everywhere, so let’s see when all this gets over and when I get a job. They should understand, I really, really need it (job),” stated the boxer.

Simranjit, who hails from Ludhiana’s Chakar village, is the only real breadwinner of her household of 5, which incorporates two youthful brothers, elder sister and mom. Her father, who labored at an area grocery retailer, died in July 2018 on account of a coronary heart assault. Since then, the household is fully depending on what Simranjit earns from collaborating in worldwide tournaments.

The 24-year-old boxer is at present within the nationwide camp in Patiala. “My coaching goes nice weapons. I need to win a medal on the Tokyo Games. It was nice to renew coaching after an extended wait due to the nation-wide lockdown.”

The boxer additionally stated she retains herself engaged with some inventive work. “I do drawing to keep my mind fresh and focused. It is one of my passions. I also do sewing which I learnt from my mother (Rajpal Kaur). I am not just sitting at home and letting any negativity come to my mind. However, there are times when I feel a little worried because of my job and family. But then my mother always keeps motivating me,” she stated.

Simranjit, who received a 64kg World Championships bronze in Delhi in 2018, had misplaced the 60kg trials for 2019 Worlds to the seasoned Sarita Devi. However, she improved her sport to beat Sarita within the Olympic qualifier trial and secured a quota place by claiming a silver medal within the Asia/Oceania qualifying occasion in Amman. IANS

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