Sports Minister Sanctions Ex-Gratia Assistance to Shri Joby Mathew, Arm Wrestling Player.
Shri Ajay Maken, Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports (Independent Charge) has sanctioned an ex-gratia assistance of Rs.2.00 lakh to Shri Joby Mathew, Arm Wrestling Player from National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons.
Shri Joby Mathew, in spite of being an orthopaedically handicapped person, won several medals in international Arms wrestling championships from 1964 to 2010. Taking cognizance of his financial position, Sports Minister sanctioned assistance of Rs. 2 lakh to Shri Mathew .
Under the Scheme of National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons, the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports provides lump sum financial assistance to outstanding sportspersons of the past, who are facing financial distress.