New Delhi: The sports ministry on Thursday urged the Haryana government, Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Boxing India (BI) to financially help troubled woman pugilist Rishu Mittal.
Rishu is a state-level gold medallist boxer but recent media reports revealed that she has been forced to work as a domestic help to earn her livelihood.
"Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has urged the Government of Haryana, SAI and BI to examine the matter of boxer Rishu Mittal and explore the possibilities of helping her to pursue a career in boxing," said a sports ministry release.
"The communication has been sent after reports recently appearing in a section of media have stated that champion Haryana boxer Rishu Mittal is working as housemaid for livelihood."
She won gold in a state-level championship and also represented Haryana at the national championships in December last year.
Photos: 'Dangal' girls Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh's dinner outing
Photos: Salman Khan, Daisy Shah spotted at the Mumbai airport
Photos: Rakhi Sawant to play Honeypreet in Ram Rahim biopic
Photos: Arvind Kejriwal asks Kamal Haasan to join politics
Photos: TV actress who played goddesses on the small screen