Haryana govt appoints wrestlers Babita Phogat, Kavita Devi as deputy directors in sports dept

The Haryana government has appointed wrestlers Babita Phogat and Kavita Devi as deputy directors in the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs.

In two separate orders issued on 29 July by the Principal Secretary, Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Haryana Government, Babita and Kavita, who had applied to the state government for these posts, were appointed as Deputy Director (Sports) Has been appointed to the post. Haryana Outstanding Sportspersons (Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2018.

As per orders, both have to join the department within a month.

International wrestler Babita Phogat is the daughter of Mahavir Phogat, a famous wrestling coach.

Phogat became a household name in the country after the success of the Hindi film ‘Dangal’, which is based on the life of the Phogat sisters, the wrestlers and their fathers who trained them against all odds.

Commonwealth Games medalist Phogat said now to comment on taking the new role, “I take it as a responsibility that has been entrusted to me by the government”.

Phogat told PTI, “As a player, I will work to ensure that players get all the facilities they need, whether it is related to their exercise or diet, so that they can focus on their game and work Can do. ”

Asked in which areas he feels there is scope for further improvement, Phogat said, “No matter how much work we do, there is always scope to improve things. As a sports person, I do not want our players to face the problems that we have had to face, whether it is related to diet, coaches or players’ practice. ”

Responding to a question, she said that she wanted to work with former Indian hockey captain Captain Sports Minister Sandeep Singh.

He said, “It is an advantage when you have the key players in the sports department in the state. He is more attached to things and knows things at the ground level and how they can be improved. We will work together and take Haryana’s sports to new heights.

Phogat worked as a sub-inspector in the Haryana Police before resigning before deciding to join the BJP and later failed in the 2019 assembly elections from the state’s Dadri assembly constituency.

Kavita is a professional wrestler contracted by WWE.

The terms and conditions of their appointments include a bar on creating commercial advertisements.

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