World Champion para-swimmer forced to wash cars to earn his living, writes to PM for help


India’s champion para-swimmer Bharat Kumar is a gold medalist in World Games, a silver medalist in the World Championship for India.

Kumar’s story once again highlights the authorities’ apathy towards sports persons, other than cricketers.

He is studying in Hansraj College of Delhi University. But these days he has been forced to wash cars of others to earn a livelihood.

Despite bringing such laurels to the nation he is still without a job. He is not able to fulfil his dream of winning a medal this year. The reason is poverty. He has no money for taking training classes.

Distressed by this, the gold medalist has tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. People have also started a campaign to support him.

He says that I have tried a lot and approached a lot of people but has got no response. He wants the Prime Minister to listen to his problems and do something that might help him.

Kumar wants to participate in paralymic games this year. He says that if you eat well you can do whatever you wish to.

I didn’t get money from my home neither I have a job. I am forced to wash cars of others to earn my living. My parents work as a labourers and I have responsibility of my three younger brothers.

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