VADODARA: In a country like India, which boasts some of the richest sportspersons in the world, there is a female champion who has been neglected to such levels that she now sells noodles on the roadside in order to earn her daily livelihood.
Lack of funds have forced Pushpa Gupta, a 21-year-old national-level shooter, to leave the 'expensive' sport and sell noodles from a cart in order to earn a living and support her family as well and it's a heartbreaking sight as she has hung her shiny medal on the cart in order to attract the attention of customers.
See the Contrast - On one hand we have cricketers who are on the the richest people on this planet and on the other hand we have other sports persons who are one of the poorest on this planet and they both belong to same Country. It is a high time that in addition to just Cricket our sports authority does something worthwhile for other sports persons as well.
Tammana Naga D Rao
May be some part of income from cricket to be transferred to encourage other sports/sorts persons
No harm earning a living doing honest work
What's wrong in selling noodles ?
It' shocking that a talented sportsperson has to sell noodles on roadside but it's more shocking to blame Modi for every adversity that takes place in your life..
shame...that india can not effort to finance its talented young sports men and women
Instead of selling Noodles she should start selling Beef ?
Why blame cricketers? Let's blame ourselves. How many of us watch other sports other than cricket? So nobody sponsors them.
Oh T01, can you tell us what is wrong in selling noodles?
Sanjeev Kumar Vyas
Good that she has talent but if talent alone was enough then it would have been a different thing.
Most sports persons try to make the mark and get sponsors to continue their sports.
Just because she was not able to get sponsors to notice her does not mean that the government is blamed.
Having said that, yes there are avenues for the government to support the people with talent. Plus she is a victim of the policies of the previous governments so writing the article blaming Modi is pathetic.
Also how is it that her course ending in an year and half