NEW DELHI: Dutee Chand has reacted to the government of Odisha revealing particulars of the funds launched for her coaching on Thursday. But regardless of deleting her Facebook submit to promote her BMW automobile, which led to the newest row in Dutee’s profession, the ace India sprinter feels she did not do something incorrect because the submit was a part of her “personal space”.
According to Dutee, the Facebook submit put out by her was wrongly seen as a way to unfold “negativity” and create a “controversy”, which boiled over to the purpose that the state government reacted strongly by releasing the monetary particulars of the double Asian Games medallist.
“When I posted about selling my BMW car on Facebook, nowhere did I mention that I need money to fund my training…I kept that post till 10 pm on that night; but when I saw it was being misinterpreted and leading to controversy and negativity, I deleted it,” the 24-year-old monitor athlete advised.
Dutee received silver medals within the girls’s 100m and 200m occasions on the Asian Games in 2018, after which the Odisha government awarded her with Rs three crore. The press assertion launched by the state government’s Department of Sports and Youth providers talked about a complete of Rs 4.09 crore, together with the Rs three crore prize cash, as the full monetary help given to Dutee after 2015.
“I am not the only Odisha athlete being supported by the state government, there are many others, Srabani Nanda, Amiya Mullick, Purnima Hembram, some hockey athletes as well. Their details have never been revealed, but directly I have been countered,” mentioned Dutee.
“I am disappointed now, because nowhere in the world or in India has anybody (governments) revealed to the media what amount of money has been spent in the training of an athlete, whether it is Hima Das, Neeraj Chopra, Abhinav Bindra or PV Sindhu.”
Dutee mentioned the government’s actions have her harm deeply, whereas including that she has submitted payments for every factor she did with the funds for her coaching.
“The different Rs 50 lakh too (talked about within the press launch) I have by no means denied about…I have spent all that (on my coaching) and submitted the payments as effectively,” Dutee further told “That was sanctioned for the Olympics in 2020. I want cash as a result of the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed (to 2021). Had it not been the case. I wouldn’t have mentioned that I want cash. I did not really feel proper to ask for cash when the nation is combating COVID-19 and everyone is making donations. That is why I needed to promote my automobile.”Dutee, who has fought many off-track battles and rose to fame from a modest background, said that she didn’t ask for prize money in the crores and feels humiliated now to be reminded of that by way of a press release.“Rs three crore was for my (Asian Games) medals. I did not ask for it. You determined. And the place I invested all of it the general public is aware of. I constructed a home for my household, purchased a automobile for myself and the remaining invested in my sports profession.”
“I did not say you (Odisha government) did not help me. You did and I received medals in return. I received medals on the South Asian Games, Asian Championships (additionally two medals within the Asian Games), and took part within the Rio Olympics. You invested in me and I paid again.”
“If any athlete is doing effectively, then it is the duty of the government to help the athlete.” Dutee told
Dutee also went on to counter the government’s claim that she doesn’t have to work for the salary she receives from her job with the public sector undertaking Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC).
“They say I do not need to do any obligation for my job. Don’t they see that I sweat and work arduous day and night time to coach?”According to the details of the funds released on Thursday, Dutee has been given Rs 29 lakh for her training by her employers, the Odisha Mining Corporation. Dutee, however, suggested that the OMC should give exact details of how much funds they have released to help her.
Dutee said that she is being portrayed in a wrong manner due to the state government’s reaction to her Facebook post, and it is damaging her image.“Why am I being humiliated in your entire state?…I am disillusioned about that…After that press launch, everyone is saying that Dutee has some huge cash however is mendacity….My my self-respect is getting harm,” said Dutee, who is the first openly gay Indian sportsperson and made a stellar return to the track after winning her battle against hyperandrogenism in 2015.
“You (Odisha government) spent crores in organising the (2018) Hockey World Cup. Did you ever problem a press launch to declare how a lot you spent for the match?” she further asked.
“Are you humiliating me or the state? What will individuals suppose?”