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The Sports Ministry has sanctioned Rs 10 lakh to former hockey Olympian, M.P Singh, towards the treatment of his kidney ailment, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Monday.
"Sports Minister @kirenrijiju recently met his family members to extend assurance of support. The Govt. is committed to help members of sports fraternity in need of financial assistance," SAI tweeted.
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju said the government's commitment towards the welfare of athletes and former sportspersons is well defined in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision and sports policy.
He further tweeted saying that they would ensure necessary financial assistance and provide better opportunities and dignity for their players.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)