Yoga champion comes home to rousing welcome

pinki-ghanghas

Yoga champion Pinki Ghanghas being welcomed in Bhiwani on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO

 

Sat Singh

Tribune News Service

Bhiwani, September 11

Pinki Ghanghas of Bhiwani, who won bronze in the 6th Asian Yoga Championship held in Vietnam recently, was given a rousing welcome at her hometown today. She, however, rues that despite her achievement, the government has not extended any help to her.“The Centre has been putting in extra efforts to promote other sports and sportspersons, but nothing is being done to promote yoga, which got the country a big name in the international community,” she said.

Pinkis g.jpg

Demanding jobs for yoga players, she said the Narendra Modi government did an excellent job by popularising yoga in the world, but its players who were bringing laurels to the country were being given a step-motherly treatment.Pinki, who had bagged gold medal in the last year’s Asian Yoga Championship, said the state government should emulate the sports model of Tamil Nadu, where yoga players were given monetary assistance.On the December Yoga Championship to be held in Delhi, she said she was struggling to get sponsors.Baldev Ghanghas, her uncle, said they had approached the Chief Minister and Sports Minister for monetary help to Pinki, but to no avail.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s