Sports Ministry sanctions Rs 10 lakh for ailing hockey Olympian MP Singh’s treatment

The Sports Ministry on Monday disbursed Rs 10 lakh for the treatment of hockey Olympian Mohinder Pal Singh, who is suffering from a chronic kidney ailment and is currently on dialysis. The money, sanctioned under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhaya National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons, was given to his wife Shivjeet Singh.

Speaking about the decision to extend financial support to Singh, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said, “MP Singh ji has contributed richly to hockey both as a player and a coach. His physical condition is a matter of great concern for all of us.

“Kidney treatment is an expensive treatment and we wanted to extend as much financial support as we could.

“I have also spoken to Mahesh Sharma ji, who is the Member of Parliament of Noida where MP Singh ji lives and a letter has also been sent from his office to PM Relief Fund so that the hospital bills can be paid through the fund.” Recently, the Sports Minister met Shivjeet Singh and several other veteran hockey players to assure them of assistance from the Ministry. MP Singh, who also served as the coach of the Indian hockey team, was an outstanding player who represented the country at various international events, including the 1988 Summer Olympics. PTI SSC PM PM

Disclaimer: This post has not been edited by our staff and is published from a syndicated feed. The Original Source of this post can be found at Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

AAP, Shiv Sena object to Justin Trudeau’s comments on farmers’ protest

The AAP believes any interference or commentary from elected heads of other countries on India’s internal matters is unsolicited...

Neha Kakkar wishes Rohanpreet Singh on birthday: You make life worth...

Written by A. Kameshwari | New Delhi | December 1, 2020 3:43:44 pm Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh will soon grace The Kapil Sharma...

Cyclone alert for Tamil Nadu, state gears up for heavy rainfall...

Tamil Nadu, which saw cyclone Nivar just last week, is preparing for heavy rains once again after India Meteorological Department (IMD) sounded another cyclone...

Recovery of tunnels, drones proof of Pakistan’s hostility towards India: MoS...

He was addressing the troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) during its 56th raising day event The recovery of tunnels and drones along...

More Articles