Ranchi: International archer Nisha Rani Dutta, who had sold her world class archery equipment because of poverty, has received Rs 25,000 from Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister Sudesh Mahto.
Mahto presented the cheque to Dutta on behalf of `Gunj`, a cultural organisation set up by him a decade ago, here on Monday.
She was also presented with a memento.
Mahto assured Dutta all help from him and and advised the 21-year-old to continue her studies.
Dutta, whose penury came to light when she sold her costly bow for need of money, had won medals at international competitions, including one at the Bangkok Grand Prix.
Tata Archery Academy`s chief coach Dharmendra Tiwari said Dutta was with the academy before switching over to another group.