Haryana female boxers return cows given as awards by Manohar Lal Kharttar government

Three of the six female boxers who received cows as reward prizes from the Manohar Lal Khattar government for winning medals in the World Youth Women Boxing Championship held in Guwahati, have returned their awards.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Jan 06, 2018, 18:25 PM IST
Haryana female boxers return cows given as awards by Manohar Lal Kharttar government

HISAR: Three of the six female boxers who received cows as reward prizes from the Manohar Lal Khattar government for winning medals in the World Youth Women Boxing Championship held in Guwahati, have returned their awards.

Shashi Chopra, who won a gold medal in the championship in 2017, returned the cow as it was not giving enough milk and was also attacking her family members.

When the 'prized' cow had arrived at Shashi's place, everyone was happy and despite lack of space at their house, they decided to keep the bovine at neighbour's place.

However, to their dismay, the cow not only started hitting them but also didn't provide enough milk.

Shashi's family members are of the opinion that the Haryana government should have rewarded the boxers with more useful thing, rather than a cow.

Meanwhile, the Opposition has latched onto to hit back at the Khattar government.

INLD leader Ranbir Singh Gangwa and Congress leader Sampat Singh are at the forefront to criticise the state government.

In honour of the achievement by the girls, the Haryana government last year had decided to award each one of them a desi cow. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, Haryana agriculture minister OP Dhankar had said the girls deserved more than mere monetary rewards.

Nearly 200 players from over 30 countries took part in the championship which was held for the first time in India. Besides gold, India also secured two bronze medals through Neha Yadav and Anupama in 81 kg weight category in the championship.

Ankushita Boro, a young girl from Assam, had done India proud after winning 'The Best Boxer' title in World Youth Women's boxing Championship.

Hailing from Megaai Gairrani village in Assam, Ankushita Boro shone in the boxing championship, as she clinched the fifth gold by showcasing some of her best skills and tactics during her bout against Russia's Ekaterina Dynnik in the 64kg final.