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Sai Dharam Tej offers helping hand to athlete


Rangula Naresh Yadav who hails from Suryapet is a para athlete. He has been selected for Indian National Volleyball Team to participate in International tourment. But, He is unable to go there as he is in deep financial crisis. Reading about his condition in a popular newspaper published on Jan 31st, Hero Sai Dharam Tej responded immediately. Today (Thursday) he handed over a cheque of one lakh rupees to Naresh Yadav personally. He talked to Naresh about his details and his volleyball practice. He wished Naresh all the best for Volleyball Championship.

About Naresh Yadav:
Naresh's left leg is affected with polio at his childhood. Despite of his physically challenged condition Naresh became an international para athlete with his strong determination. Naresh is currently doing his Mtech. He is extremely talented in Para Badminton, Volleyball, Athletics. Last year he won Silver Medal in National badminton tournament held at Hyderabad. He also won Gold playing against Sri Lanka for a Para Volleyball tournament, Silver Medal in 2015 sitting, standing volleyball tournaments, Bronze medal in shot put at National Athletics tournament. Now he is selected for National Team for sitting volleyball championship tournament to be held between India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. This tourney will be held at Bangkok from February 24 to 26. But, Indian Para Olympic Committee announced that those who got selected should bear the expenses for travelling, visa, license, entry fee, food, accomodation sports kit, coaching fee on their own. To meet all these expenses one should need to spend 1 Lakh rupees. To participate in tournament Naresh should pay this amount by February 15th. Naresh who hails from a poor family can't afford such amount. He even pleaded SAATS to help him understanding his situation. Naresh said that the officials told him that there is no such GO to help para athletes unless he won a medal at para Olympics. Inspite of being selected for National Team for an international tournament, He is unable to participate due to his poverty. He seeks help from sports officials and everyone to go to Bangkok and participate in tournament. Those who wants to help him can contact him in mobile numbers : 96665 93696, 97002 85858.

When Sai Dharam Tej came to know about all this, he immediately helped Naresh by giving a cheque of 1 Lakh rupees today for all his expenses. Naresh Yadav thanked Sai Dharam Tej for his help.