Financial support to differently-able athlete
The timely financial support by former Member of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Shankar Munavalli has facilitated differently-abled athlete Rizwana jamadar to take part in the national-level athletic meet for disabled to be held at Jaipur in April.
Rizwana, a resident of Veerabhadra Nagar, had won two gold medals, one silver and one bronze in the national-level athletic meet for the disabled held at Hyderabad. The 31 Year-old athlete, who has cleared medical and other tests, has qualified to participate in the national athletic meet to be held in Jaipur. But she was apprehensive about her participation in view of financial crunch. Irrespective of her financial position, Rizwana had always been preparing for competition. On learning about the helplessness about the athlete, Shankar Munavalli met the athlete at her house and presented Rs.24000 funds on Saturday. The funds will enable the athlete to participate in the national –level event. Dalit community leaders have also assured of arranging additional funds for promoting the sporting career of Rizwana. Rizwana and her family thanked Munavalli for his support. She said the money will help her to buy the required sports equipment.