Tribune News Provider
Jalandhar, September 2
Getting received a gold and two silver medals at the World Deaf Chess Championships and a further gold and a silver at the Asian Deaf Chess Championships in the very last six decades or so, Malika Handa (25) was very distraught on Thursday.
Malika came to me with her father and brother. They mentioned her circumstance with me for good 30-40 minutes. I instructed them that the govt has a plan for capable-bodied gamers and para athletes (arms and legs handicap) but none of the other 21 kinds of disabilities which involves blindness, listening to problems or mental retardness. — DPS Kharbanda, Director, Sports
She not long ago finished her graduation and approached the Director, Sports Punjab, in Chandigarh, these days for a job and a cash award but not locating a constructive response, she broke down ideal outdoors his place of work and posted her movie on Twitter expressing her anguish in the sign language. Her video right away went viral and gained her a lot of emotional assistance.
Reaching household at Basti Sheikh in Jalandhar, Malika’s father Suresh Handa, who is an accountant with a private firm, shared, “Malika is quite upset now. My son Atul Handa and I had accompanied her to the office environment of Director Athletics, but she nearly bought a refusal. My daughter has been taking part in the activity for the past 8-10 a long time and has been bringing medals for the state and the condition just with a hope that these would fetch her occupation give just like other Olympians and para athletes.”
He reported, “For the earlier two-three several years, she has been explained to that she will have to full her graduation to get a fantastic authorities task. With substantial hopes she approached the Director Sports now, she acquired the reply that there was no policy but in the state to offer employment to hearing impaired athletes. This is the fag stop of the tenure of the existing federal government. If they have not created a coverage until now, they will be ready to make it even in the following a few months. My daughter has misplaced all hopes and it is really complicated to encourage her at this stage.”
Director Sporting activities Kharbanda said, “Malika came to me with her father and brother. They talked about her scenario with me for superior 30-40 minutes. I told them that the governing administration has a policy for ready-bodied gamers and para athletes (arms and legs handicap) but none of the other 21 varieties of disabilities which includes blindness, listening to problems or mental retardness. The Punjab Government is pro-sportsmen and will shortly arrive up with that coverage much too. But in the meantime, I instructed the mothers and fathers to make her apply for other government work like that of a constable. She has a condition certification in the in a position bodied normal class wherever the department can assistance her get a occupation under the 3 for every cent quota. We can also assist her with Central Govt work exactly where there presently is a plan for the deaf gamers. She must not eliminate her coronary heart. The govt and the section will again her wherever it can on advantage basis.”
In the meantime, the Sporting activities Minister these days decided to prolong her Rs11 lakh cash reward in excess of and higher than the plan.