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Labourer’s Daughter Qualifies For Shooting Junior World Cup

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Priya Singh,19, has defied odds to shoot her way to glory. Daughter of a dalit labourer in Meerut’s Mawana subdivision, she is one of the six candidates shortlisted to represent India in the 50m rifle prone at the ISSF Junior World Cup to be held in Suhl, Germany, from June 22.

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However, Priya, who made it to the coveted event with a borrowed rifle, doesn’t have the financial wherewithal to support her career and may have to miss the championship.

The government provides financial assistance to the top three only while she is ranked fourth in the list of six who have qualified.

However the story of an upcoming athlete changed, when the government took matter in there hand and allotted 4.5 lakh to be provide to her by state government. Meerut District Magistrate has been asked to arrange her conveyance.

SAI backs Priya Singh, says shooter will be looked after

Neelam Kapur, SAI’s Director General has come out to offer help to the shooter. Accoring to a tweet sent out by Kapur, Priya “will be provided all facilities to help her improve her scores and make it to the Indian team.”

 

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