Kho Kho South Asian Games Gold Medalist Struggling For Job In Madhya Pradesh

Juhi Jha received the Gold Medals within the South Asian Video games in 2016.© NDTV

A 22-year-old Vikram Awardee Kho Kho participant, who received laurels for the nation at worldwide occasions regardless of her household’s poor financial circumstances in Indore, is preventing for a authorities job that’s lengthy overdue to her. Juhi Jha was given the Vikram Award within the 12 months 2018 and as per guidelines the awardees are entitled to authorities jobs that must be handed earlier than the following listing of awardees is out. “I received the award within the 12 months 2018, the listing of winners of 2019 can also be out however I nonetheless do not need a job,” Juhi mentioned.

Juhi’s journey began from a one-room home hooked up to a public bathroom in Indore the place her father labored to make a residing and culminated on the podium in 2016 when India received the gold medal on the South Asian Video games.

Juhi’s father Subodh Jha introduced up his household of 5 with the little cash that he earned as wage and a few help from his spouse who took as much as stitching garments.

After Juhi’s choice within the Indian Kho Kho staff, the household thought their fortunes would now change for good, however that was to not be.

Juhi in the meantime had picked up a job in a non-public college however as her title figured within the Vikram awardee listing for the 12 months 2018, the varsity discovered a substitute fearing she may depart mid-session as a authorities job for the awardees was assured.


The sports activities division, whereas accepting {that a} authorities job was resulting from her, mentioned the delay had resulted due to procedural lapses.

“The matter is being checked out on the highest stage and we must always be capable of resolve it inside a number of weeks,” Dr Vinod Pradhan, joint director of sports activities mentioned.

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