The chief minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Rawat and the Union minister of state for Textiles Ajay Tamta has assured a delegation of few Uttarakhandies living in Delhi to provide maximum financial help to the poor family of the deceased fifteen year old budding footballer Nitisha who met her sad end at Glenegl beach waters in Adelaide, Australia on 10th of Decembar.
The delegation met the CM Uttarakhand and the union textile minister of state at their respective Delhi state residences yesterday under the leadership of social activist and DPMI chairman Dr. Vinod Bacheti. In an half an hour parleys the Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat expressed his heartfelt tributes for the adoloscent girl and an outstanding footballer and also assured of his government’s maximum financial assistence to the family of the deceased.
The delegation also included the grand father of late Nitsha primariliy hailing from Uttarakhand but born and brought up in Delhi. The union state textile minister simultaneously also assured of help from his side to the maximum at the earliest. But what would be the amount of financial aid has not been revealed till yet. It’s really unforunate and shocking that 15 year old Nitisha Negi who had gone to participate in the pan global students games at Australia got drowned in the high tide waters of Glenegl beach at Adelaide Australia due to the negligence and complacence of the coaches who are allegedly being patronised by some higher ups and no action what so ever has been taken against them till date including the management of intl. School Federation of India who managed the whole event.
A candle march vigil is being organised by the Indian community at Adelaide Australia on 24th December to pay their heartfelt tributes to the departed soul and for demanding impartial and transparent investigation into the whole matter. Nitisha lived in Khichripur and belonged to lower middle class family. Losing such a brilliant and outstanding budding footballer at such a tender age is the hugest tragedy for the parents.
The deputy chief minister of NCT of Delhi has already instituted an enquiry at the Secretary of education level and had asked for the report within a months’ time. The Uttarakhandies living in Delhi and other metrolpolises of the country including in the 17 year old state are extremely furious and angry over the untimely death by drowning in Australia of Nitisha and have demanded the most stringent punishment for those directly or indirectly responsible for this tragedy.
SUNIL NEGI, PRESIDENT, UTTARAKHAND JOURNALISTS FORUM