Sukhbir Badal requests Punjab govt to appoint gold medalist Navjot Kaur her as DSP

Devinder Singh Kohli | March 07, 2018 04:38 PM
  Sukhbir Badal requests Punjab govt to appoint gold medalist Navjot Kaur her as DSP


Chandigarh,  The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will honour Navjot Kaur, the country’s first wrestler to bag a gold in the Asian Wrestling Championship, with a cash award of Rs 2 lakh.

SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal gave this assurance to Navjot and her family members when they called on him as well as union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today.

Interacting with Navjot and her family members, Mr Badal said the wrestler’s win would give a boost to wrestling in Punjab and encourage other girls to follow in her footsteps. He commended Navjot for making a comeback into the sport after a major injury and rising to the occasion to win gold for the country.

The SAD president also requested the Punjab government to appoint Navjot as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). He said the earlier appointment of India’s Women cricket world cup star Harmanpreet Kaur as DSP was commendable and that the same criteria should be followed to appoint Navjot to the same post. He said this would be a fitting tribute to the gutsy girl who had risen above her humble background to shine on the international stage. “It will also send the right message to our sportswomen that Punjab is proud of them and will honour them appropriately for bringing laurels to the State”, he added.

Mr Badal also requested the State government to release a suitable financial grant to ensure Navjot was able to have access to top class training to prepare for the Asian Games as well as the Tokyo Olympics. He said earlier Navjot’s family had supported her dream at a great personal sacrifice despite their meager resources. The State should take up this responsibility now”, he added

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