Ranchi: Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren took the responsibility of gold medalist Vimala Munda in Karate to support her financially.
Soren has also directed the Deputy Commissioner of Ranchi to look into the matter without any delay and to coordinate with the Sports Secretary to help Vimala in every possible way.
Meanwhile, the chief minister also assured the people that after the implementation of the upcoming sports policy, the future of players will also improve.
Previously, Soren was informed that Vimala had won several medals and certificates in Karate. She had also been a National gold medalist, but due to her poor financial condition, she is barely able to take care of her family.
After he came to know about this, the chief minister tweeted the matter and asked Deputy Commissioner Ranchi to take immediate action and asked to inform Vimala’s sister with all possible help by coordinating with the Sports Secretary.
मेडल और सर्टिफिकेट को निहारती ये रांची की रहनेवाली विमला मुंडा हैं।सैकड़ों मेडल विमला ने अपने नाम किए हैं और नेशनल गोल्ड मेडलिस्ट भी हैं लेकिन दुर्भाग्य है कि यह प्रतिभा की धनी खिलाड़ी आर्थिक स्थिति खराब होने के कारण हडि़या बेच कर परिवार का ख्याल रख रही हैं।@HemantSorenJMM pic.twitter.com/ejqBkdpaY9
— Sohan singh (@sohansingh05) October 18, 2020
Vimala had won several prizes for the state, but due to poverty, the national level karate player is bound to sell rice beers to earn the daily bread for her family. She is a commerce graduate and currently lives with her maternal grandfather in Patra Gonda in Kanke block of Ranchi. In 34th National games, Vimala won a bronze medal for the state.
Like several others, Vimala and her family had to struggle for living due to the pandemic. He also opened an institute to teach Karate, but it was closed down soon due to the lockdown.