(Riya Saha, Intern Journalist )Ranchi: Promising female

was spotted selling vegetables in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand owing to a financial burden. She has won eight gold medals in State level championships.
A video of her plight was shared by social activist Yogita Bhayana on her Twitter handle, caught state Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s attention.
In the video, Geeta says: “I have won gold medals in all state-level championships held between 2011 and 2019. Besides I have six medals in East Zone and two medals in junior national championships.”
“My financial situation has been bad since starting. Since lockdown, however, the problems have increased for me and my family. That’s why I have to sell vegetables at my parents’ shop here to make my family’s ends meet.”

Athlete Geeta Kumari
Athlete Geeta Kumari

“The Jharkhand government has not helped me ever and since lockdown, our condition has gone from bad to worse,” she further added.
Soren, later on, directed Ramgarh Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Singh to assist Geeta financially so that she can focus on her athletics career. She has been provided financial assistance of Rs 50,000 from the district administration in addition to a monthly stipend of Rs 3,000 to pursue her athletics career.

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