Gavaskar's CHAMPS, Sports Ministry Assist Ailing Hockey Olympian MP Singh
Ailing former India hockey penalty corner specialist Mohinder Pal Singh has received some well-deserved assistance, first from cricket icon Sunil Gavaskar's NGO and on Monday the sports ministry provided Rs 10 lakh for his treatment. Both kidneys of Singh have been damaged, and he is suffering from high blood pressure as well.
患病的前印度曲棍球罚球角专家莫欣德·帕尔·辛格(Mohinder Pal Singh)得到了一些当之无愧的帮助，首先是板球偶像苏尼尔·加瓦斯卡尔(Sunil Gavaskar)的非政府组织，周一，印度体育部为他的治疗提供了1万卢比。辛格的两个肾脏都受损了，他还患有高血压。
Shivjeet, wife of 58-year-old former full-back, along with a few former India hockey stars, had met sports minister Kiren Rijiju on October 23 and had requested for assistance for the Olympian, who is on dialysis in a Delhi hospital.
"The sports ministry has sanctioned Rs.10 lakh towards the treatment of hockey Olympian MP Singh, who is suffering from a chronic kidney ailment and is currently on dialysis. The money, sanctioned under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons (PDUNWFS), was given to his wife Shivjeet on Monday," the ministry said in a statement.
体育部在一份声明中说：“体育部已经批准1000万卢比用于治疗冰球奥运选手辛格，辛格患有慢性肾脏疾病，目前正在接受透析。这笔钱是在潘迪特·迪纳亚尔·乌帕迪耶运动员国家福利基金(PDUNWFS)下批准的，于周一支付给了他的妻子希维吉特(Shivjeet)，”体育部在一份声明中表示，这笔钱是在潘迪特·迪纳亚尔·乌帕迪耶(Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay)国家运动员福利基金(PDUNWFS)下批准的。
Earlier, the Gavaskar-headed Caring Helping Assisting Motivating and Promoting Sportspersons (CHAMPS) Foundation had sent Rs.1 lakh as immediate medical assistance as Singh has been undergoing dialysis and needed immediate help. Sivjeet confirmed to IANS about receiving the assistance from CHAMPS Foundation on November 6.
Former captain Gavaskar, along with his wife Marshneil, former India captain Gundappa Viswanath, and a few others, runs CHAMPS Foundation, under which it has been helping sportspersons from different disciplines since 1999.
前队长加瓦斯卡尔(Gavaskar)和他的妻子马什内尔(Marshneil)、前印度队队长冈达帕·维斯瓦纳特(Gundappa Viswanath)等人共同运营着香榭丽舍基金会(Champs Foundation)，该基金会自1999年以来一直在帮助不同学科的运动员。
Shivjeet said that her husband also has the issue of high blood pressure. "He is going thrice a week to Apollo Hospital for dialysis. Besides that, he also the high blood pressure problem for which he is taking medicine," she informed IANS on Monday.
"It is a constant endeavour of the sports ministry to ensure support to anyone who has served the sport in India. MP Singh ji has contributed richly to hockey, both as a player and a coach. His physical condition is a matter of great concern for all of us. Kidney treatment is an expensive one and we wanted to extend as much financial support as we could," said Rijiju.
"I have also spoken to Mahesh Sharma ji, who is Member of Parliament of NOIDA where MP Singh ji lives and a letter has also been sent from his office to PM Relief Fund so that the hospital bills can be paid through the fund," he said. Singh lives in NOIDA, which falls under Gautam Buddha Nagar Parliamentary constituency.
他说：“我还和马哈什·夏尔马·吉(Mahesh Sharma Ji)谈过，他是印度国会议员辛格·吉所在的诺伊达(NOIDA)的国会议员，他的办公室也向总理救济基金发出了一封信，以便通过该基金支付医院账单。”辛格住在NOIDA，它属于Gautam佛陀Nagar议会选区。
When Shivjeet -- along with well-known former India players Maharaj Krishan Kaushik, Vineet Kumar, Romeo James, and Arvind Chabbra, and former India coach Harendra Singh - had met Rijiju last month, the minister had called up Mahesh Sharma had requested him to help the Olympian.
Under PDUNWFS, the ministry provides assistance "to outstanding sportspersons of yesteryear living in indigent circumstances, who had brought glory to the country in sports". Up to Rs.10 lakh can be granted as assistance for medical treatment under this scheme.
Singh, who attended St. Mary's School in Meerut, captained India at the Junior World Cup in Kuala Lumpur in 1982 and the same year he made his senior international debut. He was part of the Indian team that won the Asian Cup in 2007. Earlier, he had played at the 1986 World Cup in London and the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.