Sports Ministry sanctions 2.5 lakh for former cager
New Delhi: Moved by the indigent financial state of former volleyball player Saly George Joseph, Sports Minister M S Gill sanctioned Rs 2.5 lakh to help the Arjuna awardee.
"Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Dr M S Gill has sanctioned ex-gratia assistance of Rs 2.50 Lakh from National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons, to Ms Saly George Joseph, a former volleyball player and Arjuna Awardee (1984), who is living in indigent conditions," the Sports Ministry said in a statement.
George had played volleyball at the national and international level from 1980 to 1986.
"Taking into consideration her financial position, the Sports Minister has sanction ex-gratia payment to Ms. George," the statement read.