Kaithal (Haryana): A state-level gold medallist boxer, Rishu Mittal, is being forced to work as a domestic help to continue her passion for the sport and to support her schooling.
The class X student toils hard to support herself and her brother.
Her coach Rajinder Singh said today that Rishu is a promising talent, but needs support to flourish and prove her mettle on t he big stage.
"The girl and her brother hail from a poor family. Rishu washes utensils, cleans the floor, cooks and does other jobs of a domestic help to raise some money," he told reporters.
In between, she struggles to take out time for her daily practice and attend the school as well.
He said that if Rishu gets some support from the government and from others she can have better diet and one day make the country proud like MC Mary Kom.
The coach said Rishu had won a gold medal in a state-level championship last year and also represented Haryana at the national championships in December last year.