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Kiren Rijiju Lauds KKFI's Prompt Response To Skipper's SOS, Urges Stakeholders To Unite

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju hailed the prompt response of the Kho Kho Federation of India (KKFI) to the distress call made by the Indian team skipper Nasreen

Kiren Rijiju

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju hailed the prompt response of the Kho Kho Federation of India (KKFI) to the distress call made by the Indian team skipper Nasreen, who is going through a tough time amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The 22-year-old, who is on a scholarship with Airport Authority of India (AAI), had played a crucial role in securing a top podium finish for the country at the 2019 South Asian Games. Taking to Twitter, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju hailed KKFI's response and urged the stakeholders to come together even though sports was a subject of the state as per the constitution. 

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Kiren Rijiju hails KKFI's prompt response

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KKFI extends help to women's team captain 

With the local markets being shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nasreen's father, who sells steel utensils on the streets to earn a livelihood, has been going through financial hardships.

After the information reached the officials, KKFI transferred one lakh rupees, to Nasreen's bank account.

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"We are always at the forefront to support sportsperson and deserving talents who face genuine issues. It's unfortunate that a national player had to face a tough time in such an unprecedented situation," KKFI general secretary M S Tyagi said.

The KKFI is also providing food packets to several other players and homeless through Kho Kho Food Distribution Centres with the help of local volunteers, Tyagi further added. 

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(With agency inputs)

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