Muktsar, April 9
The state government today handed over a cheque for Rs 10 lakh to athlete Kamalpreet Kaur, who broke the nine-year-old national record in discus throw on March 19 and qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.
Gidderbaha MLA Amrinder Singh Raja Warring visited her house at Kabarwala village and handed over the cheque. He said Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had sent the financial assistance to ensure she didn’t face inconvenience during her practice.
He said the state government would soon construct a ground and gymnasium at the village. Her appeal for help was carried out in these columns on March 23. Thereafter, officials of the district administration and politicians had offered her financial help. She had also been appointed the district ambassador of the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” scheme. — TNS