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Shameful: Indian Para-Swimmers Had To Beg In Berlin While Indians Celebrated Ravi Shastri

Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra has hit out at the Sports Ministry after a shocking and sad incident involving para-athlete has come to light.

Bindra took to social media to make everyone aware including the Sports Minister Vijay Goel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the incident where Indian para-swimmer Kanchanmala Pande along with five others participating in the Para-Swimming Championships was forced to beg in Berlin after running out of money as the cash sanctioned by the government did not reach her.

He posted this on his Twitter account:


According to a report by India Today, due to the negligence and bad planning by the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI), Para swimmer Kanchanmala, who is completely sightless and swims in the S11 category, had a horrific time after as she faced severe misery.

Kanchanmala, along with five others participating in the Para-Swimming Championships in the German capital from July 3-9, had a forgettable time as the government money sanctioned for their tour did not reach them.
Sports Minister Vijay Goel has reacted to Bindra’s tweet


But is this enough?

We need to ask ourselves: In a country which only demands Olympic medals once every four years, haven’t we not let our athletes down?

By Supriyo Mukherjee.


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