Athlete Swapna Barman clinched India’s first ever gold medal in the heptathlon, which consists of seven events and considered to be one of the most difficult events in athletics. Despite her bedridden father, and facing acute poverty, she made India proud by winning Gold in this category in 2018 Asian Games. It’s a story of sheer determination, hard work and achieving excellence. Today, she has become a role model for all upcoming athletes.
Recognising the hard work and difficulties that goes on in the background of an athlete’s life in our country, ASK Automotive Private Ltd. has honoured Swapna with a total sum of Rs. 12 lakh for her training and development for the forthcoming Olympics in 2020.
Wishing her luck for the olympics, the Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. K.S. Rathee has promised that Swapna’s stipend amount would be doubled if she brings any medal in the Olympics.
The organisation has decided to pay four cheques of Rs. 3 lakh each, so that the athlete can take care of her basic needs and devote her time for upcoming International Events with full vigor and single-minded dedication, with a hope to bring glory to the nation.
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