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Sports ministry urges help for troubled boxer Rishu

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 9: The sports ministry on Thursday urged the Harya government, Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Boxing India (BI) to fincially help troubled woman pugilist Rishu Mittal. Rishu is a state-level gold medallist boxer but recent media reports revealed that she has been forced to work as a domestic help to earn her livelihood. “Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has urged the Government of Harya, SAI and BI to examine the matter of boxer Rishu Mittal and explore the possibilities of helping her to pursue a career in boxing,” said a sports ministry release. “The communication has been sent after reports recently appearing in a section of media have stated that champion Harya boxer Rishu Mittal is working as housemaid for livelihood.”

She won gold in a state-level championship and also represented Harya at the tiol championships in December last year. IANS

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