CHANDRAPUR: International handball player Rajesh Naidu has threatened to take back the Shiv Chhatrapati Award, the state’s highest sports award, despite alleged humiliation by the district sports department.
International handball player Rajesh Naidu has also warned of an agitation if the demands of the award winners are not met at all.
Rajesh Naidu, who represented India in the Commonwealth Games, alleged that despite Chandrapur district becoming the first Chhatrapati awardee, He was not invited for the inauguration of the synthetic track at the district stadium. “I have represented the country in six international games and had the honor of being the vice-captain of the Indian handball team. While other eminent sportspersons of the district were invited to the event, District Sports Officer Avinash Pund deliberately ignored me,” she alleged.
International handball player Rajesh Naidu attracted a lot of attention on Saturday evening by staging a silent protest against the district sports department at the public dedication program of the synthetic track by the hands of foster minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.
International handball player Rajesh Naidu has demanded action against District Sports Officer
They sat with their awards and also waved a banner reprimanding the district sports administration for not inviting them for the event. And he has been immediately removed from the spot and taken into custody.
International handball player Rajesh Naidu has also demanded action against the District Sports Officer Pund for insulting him and not giving due respect to the state award winners, and international and national players at all. He has demanded a pension of Rs 25 thousand per month to all Shiv Chhatrapati award winners, employment to national and international players through district and taluka sports offices, travel, and other expenses for players going to national and international competitions.