Friday 18 May 2012

Sports Minister Sanctions Ex-Gratia Assistance to Ms. Nisha Rani Dutta, an Archery Player

Shri Ajay Maken, Minister of State ( Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports has sanctioned ex-gratia assistance of Rs 5 lakh to Ms.Rani Dutta, an Archery Player from National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons. 

Ms.Rani Dutta, is living in indigent condition. The Ministry came to know through a news item that Ms. Nisha Rani Dutta, an archery player, who has played in National and International archery competitions, was forced to sell her bow to repair her mud house. Taking cognizance of her poor financial position, the Sports Minister has sanctioned this ex-gratia. 

Under the Scheme of National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons, the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports provides lump sum financial assistance to outstanding sportspersons of the past, who are facing financial distress. 

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