Rathore grants ex-gratia assistance of Rs 5 lakh to family of football player Nitisha Negi

Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Col.(Rtd.) Rajyavardhan Rathore has sanctioned ex-gratia assistance of Rs. 5 lakh from Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons to the family of Nitisha Negi, a teenage football player who drowned in the sea at Glenelg beach in Adelaide, Australia on December 10.
The scheme provides a lump sum ex-gratia financial assistance, not exceeding Rs. 5 lakh in each case, to families of deceased outstanding sportspersons.
The main objective of the scheme is to provide suitable assistance to outstanding sportspersons living in indigent circumstances/injured during the period of their training for competitions and to administer and apply the funds to promote the welfare of the sportspersons and their dependents in indigent circumstances.
The 15-year-old schoolgirl was in Australia as a part of a 120-member Indian contingent participating in the Pacific School Games.
The coach and some members of the football team had gone to the beach in Glenelg after the Games concluded earlier that day.
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