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Disheartening! International para shooting star Dilraj Kaur, found selling chips and biscuits for her livelihood

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34-year-old Dilraj Kaur who was recognized as one of the first Indian Star of International level in para shooting, was found selling chips and biscuits in a roadside stall near Gandhi Park in Dehradun, which directly pointed towards her bad financial status presently.

Dilraj has won over two dozen national and international titles throughout her career and stays in a rented apartment in Dehradun with her mother. “Our financial state is very bad which is the reason why we are being forced to sell biscuits and chips to make ends meet. I have also appealed for a job on the basis of my achievement in sports a number of times but nothing has happened,” said Kaur.

Considered one of the best para air pistol shooters in the country at one point, Dilraj has won over two dozen national and international titles over her career. She stays in a rented apartment in Dehradun with her mother Gurbeet. “Our financial state is very bad which is the reason why we are being forced to sell biscuits and chips to make ends meet,” she said.

Dilraj said that she has received no help from Uttarakhand’s para-shooting community. She said that she is asking for a government job on the basis of sports quota. “I have appealed for a job on the basis of my achievement in sports a number of times but nothing has happened,” she said.

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