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Posted: Aug 29 2016 (22:25)

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Aug 29 2016 (22:24)   While other Olympians get BMWs, Khel Ratna, women's hockey team made to sit on train floor

DhnEcr~   42 news posts
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On a day when India's Olympian athletes Jitu Rai, Dipa Karmakar, PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik were set to be conferred with the Khel Ratna awards, the Indian women's hockey team — which also featured in the recently concluded Rio Olympics 2016 — was subjected to the worst possible humiliation.
Four players, all part of the Olympic squad, were asked to sit on the floor of a train, after a TTE was unable to confirm their tickets on the Dhanbad-Allepey Express. Railway authorities denied berths to the athletes despite the four being railway employees themselves!
Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Sunita Lakra and Lilima Minz from Odisha were the four athletes, according to Times Now, and were asked to sit on the floor of the train. This incident took place despite them being railway employees and therefore not requiring any tickets to be booked prior.
File photo of Indian women's hockey player Sunita Lakra. Getty ImagesFile photo of Indian women's hockey player Sunita Lakra. Getty Images
"We asked the TTE to allot berths to us but he denied. After travelling for about an hour, we got seats," Sunita Lakra told the Deccan Chronicle on Sunday.
Sundargarh sub-collector Himanshu Sekhar Behera informed the newspaper, "We will draw the attention of the railways about the incident. They should have been provided seats. It is the responsibility of the department to take care of them."
This incident comes in stark contrast to some of India's other Olympians, who are being felicitated across the country for their achievements in Rio.
"The entire nation is happy at this moment and jumping with joy, there are greater things to come," said legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar while awarding BMW cars to Rio Olympics silver medallist, shuttler PV Sindhu, bronze winning grappler Sakshi Malik, along with gymnast Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand.
While on one hand the best Indian performers were being rewarded with luxury cars and superstar treatment, the women's hockey team couldn't even be provided with seats on a train. All Olympians, regardless of their performance at the Olympics, deserve some degree of respect and the selective treatment of athletes speaks volumes of the problems that the average sportsperson in India goes through

16 posts - Mon Aug 29, 2016

Aug 29 2016 (23:40)
Proud atheist~   4551 blog posts   37 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Bhaiyya ji dunia ki 1/7 population sirf 2 medals le kar itni khush kyun hai ?? Is se to hamari aur badnami hi hogi...Humse zyada medals to North Korea jaise failed nations le kar aate hai..North Korea 7 medals jeet kar aaya including 2 gold but phir bhi king Jong un ne nakhush ho kar bahut sare atheletes ko coal mine me kaam karne bhej diya...India ke ab tak ke gold medals and if I m not wrong total medals se bhi zyada to iklaute insan michael Phelps ne jeete hain medals...

Aug 29 2016 (23:58)
Ferroequinologist*^~   12121 blog posts   82 correct pred (71% accurate)
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As per your logic, class mein ameer ka bacha 90% laata hai because he has all the facilities and material required to study and be the topper. But garib ka bacha mehnat mazdoori karta hai and along with that studies too but manages only 60%, so he should be insulted, humiliated and should not be given respect. Great going sir.

Aug 30 2016 (00:02)
Proud atheist~   4551 blog posts   37 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Sirji class me Kenya,Venezuela,North Korea,Vietnam ke garib bacche bhi atleast 2nd division se pass ho rahe hain aur hamare bacchon ko sirf passing marks mil rahe hain..

Aug 30 2016 (00:57)
©The Dark Lord™~   8303 blog posts   2 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Jis hissab ki economy or population hai in countries ki, ye 2nd Division nahi Distinction se pass ker rahe hai or India k Passing marks bhi nahi hai. Cuba, Kenya or Vietnam jaise desho se bhi kum hai kya humara Sports budget?

Aug 30 2016 (01:03)
Guest: b271a77   show all posts
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U don't have right to dis respect Rio Players, abe itna shurvir ho to gyan mt baato, kuch krke dikhao fir bolo, comparison hi krte rh jaoge

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