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Sunday 22 April 2018
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Olympic silver-medallist Vijay unhappy with Indian army and Himachal Govt

Shooter Vijay Kumar made country and its native state Himachal Pradesh proud when he won silver-medal in London Olympic, but he seems not happy with the army and his native state Govt. Vijay Kumar is unhappy by the way army and Himachal Govt have treated him despite winning many national and international awards. He complaint that he was ignored by Indian Army and state Govt as after excelling in many competitions he has not been given a single promotion in last six years. Vijay said

Indian army helped me in shooting by giving me coaching facilities and providing me with pistol and ammunition but I need money for my daily needs, since 2006 I won many national and international medals that include 2010 Commonwealth Games’ three gold and one silver medal. But I have not been recommended by my seniors. I have not given any promotion or honorary award or any other kind of facility

Vijay complained that he has been continuously performing well in shooting, but never considered for any reward. He also complained Himachal Pradesh government attitude towards him as well, he rued that even his home state never considered him for any state award, despite being winning many medals on international level. He said that after 2010 CWG, Haryana, Punjab and other states gave promotion to their players, but Himachal Govt ignored him for Parshuram and Himachal Gaurav award, which are given to those players who perform well at national and international level.

Vijay Kumar is Six-time national champion; he had won two silver medals at ISSF’s World Cup. And though he missed out on a medal in rapid fire event at Guangzhou Asiad, he won two bronze in air pistol and center fire pistol. He also won gold at Doha Asian Games.



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One thought on “Olympic silver-medallist Vijay unhappy with Indian army and Himachal Govt

  1. Amar

    He is right. Not only the home state even the media treated him poorly. He has brought a Silver Medal from the OLYMPICS but the coverage he got as if he had won a district level tournament. Pity!!!

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