A 'princely' Rs.400 - for winning two golds, one bronze at Ipoh

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  1. abhijit_reddevil

    abhijit_reddevil Manchester United

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    AGRA: When constable and sportswoman Anita Yadav went to meet a top Agra police official with her prized possessions - two golds and one bronze medal won at the November athletics championships in Malaysia - she could scarcely imagine what lay in store.

    A 'princely' Rs.400 had been sanctioned as her reward by the police, says a bitter Anita. This was the response to her application informing the police department of the laurels she had won.

    "No compliments, bouquets or encouraging words from any quarters. Even the media took no notice of my achievements," Anita told IANS in an interview. "Cricketers would have been honoured and recognised by everyone but athletes like us are cold shouldered."

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ds-one-bronze-at-Ipoh/articleshow/5260519.cms

    Had it been Sania Mirza or Dhoni, a different response would have been got.:evil:
     
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    ssk_the_gr8 Make Way the LORD is Here

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    the treatment meted out to athletes is sad.. :(
     
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    Its not sad. It is downright pathetic. No wonder we have the 2nd largest population while our Olympic medal tally struggles to reach 1, many smaller nations win more medals than us. They :wwe: athletes first and then expect them not to dope/cheat, etc. Shame on them all. :x
     
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    Faun Wahahaha~!

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    Agree with Krow :(
     
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