Khushbir Kaur from Amritsar became the first woman to earn a silver Medal at the Asian Games and now has qualified for a spot in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio Grande in Brazil.
Khushbir, who is currently training in Portugal, was in news recently after her alma mater Khalsa College for Women, as per a promise, failed to get a house constructed for her and her family and she were forced to live in a shed. However, the college authorities later released a fund of `5 lakh for the athlete.
Meanwhile, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal also announced a flat for the athlete.
Hindustan Times was the first to highlight the plight of Khushbir’s family. The Amritsar Development Authority (ADA), which has identified an accommodation for her, will be giving a facelift to the house soon.
Notably, the college, which drew flak for not getting the house constructed for her, had clarified that things didn’t work out due to coordination issues with the family.
Khalsa Institutions rejoice over Khushbir qualifying for Olympics
The Khalsa College institutions have congratulated Khushbir for qualifying in the 2016 Olympics.
Khalsa college governing council honorary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina and KCW principal Sukhbir Kaur Mahal congratulated her.
They said it was her hard work that saw positive results.