Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday promised that the Ministry of Sports would help footballer Sangeeta Soren, who was forced to manage household expenses during the Kovid-19 epidemic. Just last year, he became part of the national team of musicians. He was forced to work as a daily laborer during a lockdown due to a corona virus. Represented the music team at tournaments for under-19s.
I have been informed about the footballer Sangeet Soren who has represented India in international competitions and is in financial crisis in this epidemic. My office has warned her and financial aid will be extended soon. Our priority is to ensure a respectful life for athletes. https://t.co/ldT0i7GxuX
– Kiren Rijiju (ir Kiren Rijiju) May 23, 2021
Rijiju tweeted, “I have been informed about musician Soren who represented India at international tournaments and is in financial crisis in this epidemic. My office has contacted him and will be given financial assistance soon. Geeta was inducted into the Indian team after performing spectacularly at age-group tournaments.
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Considering the struggles of National Women’s Commission (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma, she has written to the Government of Jharkhand and requested the State to help and support this international footballer. A copy of the NCW letter has also been sent to All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel. Despite the financial hurdles, the music never gave up on her football dream and she regularly practices on the nearby field. Sangeetha’s father is blind and Anna is struggling to find work.