New Delhi :
Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has sanctioned a special financial assistance of Rs.5 lakhs to former International Archer and Arjun Awardee Limba Ram. Limba Ram, is under going treatment at Jaipur. He is suffering from neuro generative disease or neurological illness.
Limba Ram is working for the State Government of Rajasthan and is in receipt of salary beyond the ceiling of Rs.4 lakhs fixed under the scheme of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sports persons. The Minister in his capacity as Chairperson of the Fund, has relaxed the condition and by invoking the discretionary clause sanctioned Rs.5 Lakhs considering that his widowed mother, widowed sister and her children, widowed mother-in-law and unemployed brother are dependent on him.
A central team deputed to help Limba Ram
Earlier, on getting the news of Shri Limba Ram’s admission in a hospital, the Minister had deputed a team of officers to visit and enquire if any assistance is required. The sanctioned amount is based on the report of this Committee. The Minister has also asked his officers to regularly visit him and update on his health.