PT Usha writes to PM on joint national games

DECAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 25, 2015, 10:37 am IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 11:41 pm IST
She urged the Prime Minister to look into the matter personally and direct the SGFI
P T Usha (Photo PTI/file)
 P T Usha (Photo PTI/file)

Thiruvananthapuram: Olympian P.T. Usha has shot of a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protest against School Games Federation of India (SGFI) move to hold separate national games for boys and girls in Nashik and Pune respectively.

She urged the Prime Minister to look into the matter personally and direct the SGFI to hold combined games for boys and girls on the same dates. “It is shocking news for the Indian sports community. Whatever may be the reason behind the move, it is totally undemocratic and highly condemnable.

 

When the world is crying loudly against gender discrimination and for equality among men and women. The attitude of SGFI cannot be justified. Separate competitions for boys ad girls or men and women were held only in very olden days,” she said.

“I have also written to Maharashtra chief minister and sports minister. It is against the Olympics Charter. It’s been ages since India signed the charter. SGFI will not only be violating it but also the bylaws laid down for sports activities,” she told Deccan Chronicle.

Do we have separate Olympics for men and women, she asked.

 

 

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