The deputy chief minister of NCT of Delhi who is also looking after the charge of the ministry of education has directed the Secretary ( Education) to enquire into the episode of a 15 year old budding footballer, of Uttarakhand living and studying in Delhi who died after having been drowned in the Glenelg Beach in Adelade, Australia who had gone their to participate in the Pacific School Games on behalf of the School Games Federation of India.
The deputy chief minister has ordered for the enquiry in this distressing episode after receiving a written complaint from the parents and social organisations after it was cobfirmed that no official permission was sought from the Sports Authority of India. The Delhi government has taken an extremely serious note of the incident in which the 15 year old girl Nitisha Negi, resident of Trans Yamuna Kalyanpuri died after having been drowned at a beach in Aidelade, Australia while four other girls got rescued.
The deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has given a months time asking the Secretary Education to furnish the report latest by January, 19th, 2018. The deputy CM while expressing his serious concern blamed the management of School Games Federation of India and the school authorities and seriously questioned their negligence and complacent attitude in the whole matter. In a state Sisodia asked : How can the department/ management teams so insensitive towards the safety and care of their budding sports person, especially when they are adolocent girls, who’ve gone for the first time in international exposure.
It may be recalled that 15 year old Nitisha was consigned to flames at Nigam Bodh crematorium just three days ago after her body brought back from Australia. Many political dignitories like MPs from Uttarakhand and union minister including deputy CM Delhi viz Harish Rawat, Ajay Tamta, Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and Manish Sisodia met her aggrieved parents and expressed their condolences at her house in Kalyanpuri, Delhi and Garhwal Bhawan, Panchquin Road where Nitisha’s body was laid for the last darshan.
SUNIL NEGI, PRESIDENT, UTTARAKHAND JOURNALISTS FORUM