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Karnataka Swimming Assn to provide Rs 15 L three month relief package to 250 coaches and pool staff

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Calling it a first-of-a-kind initiative by a state governing physique for swimming in India, the KSA mentioned in a assertion that it’s going to provide the financial help by way of its fundraiser ‘KSA Cares.’



The Karnataka Swimming Association has introduced that it’s going to provide a three-month monetary relief package value Rs 15 lakh to coaches and pool staff within the state in dire want of financial assist after swimming swimming pools stay shut into its sixth month due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Calling it a first-of-a-kind initiative by a state governing physique for swimming in India, the KSA mentioned in a press release that it’s going to provide the financial help by way of its fundraiser ‘KSA Cares.’

The Association mentioned in August, it had dispersed Rs 5.50 lakh monetary support to 250 coaches and pool staff throughout Karnataka.

“A sum of Rs 10,000, Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 1,500 each per month was contributed to an individual based on his or her designation, performance and take-home salary at the time of lockdown,” the assertion learn.

Apart from this, the State Association additionally distributed dry ration value Rs 3,000 every to coaches and pool staff from affiliated centres that are registered with the Karnataka Swimming Association.

This relief package will probably be prolonged until October. “With the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) directive to keep the Swimming Pools shut into its sixth consecutive

month, coaches and pool staff have been the hardest hit in the swimming community.

We took up the onus of supporting them through a substantial three-month financial aid starting August,” acknowledged KSA President Gopal Hosur, retired IPS officer.

Hosur mentioned the KSA has deposited the second spherical of economic support on September 14 to the coaches and pool staff’s accounts.

“Apart from KSA’s own funds, we also received overwhelming support from Infosys Foundation who contributed 400 bags of food items, Premanjali Foundation contributed 300 bags and Kirloskar Systems contributed Rs 3 lakh towards the cause,” Hosur added.

Coaches and pool staff from numerous districts together with Mangaluru, Belgaum, Mandya, Davengere, Karwar, Udupi, Shimoga, amongst others, have benefited from this initiative.

The choice course of concerned people making use of for the monetary support by way of Google Doc shared by KSA with affiliated centres throughout the state.

According to KSA secretary common, Satish Kumar, about 270 folks had utilized for the monetary support of which solely these registered with the Association have been chosen.

The KSA additionally prolonged assist to those that ceaselessly volunteered to assist KSA throughout occasions and competitions, the assertion mentioned. 

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