Kakran won the bronze medal in women’s 68-kg category in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal congratulated her for winning laurels for the country.
‘I thank Delhi CM for congratulating me on my medal victory. I have a request that I have been living in Delhi for the last 20 years and have also been training in wrestling here, but I have not received any prize money from the state government, nor did I receive any help,” Kakran tweeted tagging Kejriwal.
।मैं आपसे इतना निवेदन करती हूँ की जिस तरह आप अन्य खिलाड़ियों को सम्मानित करते हैं जो दिल्ली के होकर किसी ओर स्टेट… https://t.co/CauN365B3d
— Divya kakran (@DivyaWrestler) 1659860316000
समय ने खुद को दोबारा दोहराया एसा लगता है सब कुछ पहले जैसा ही है ना कल मेरे लिए कुछ किया गया था ना ही अब।… https://t.co/cVQTmD2KKA
— Divya kakran (@DivyaWrestler) 1659878784000
“I request you that I should also be honoured in a similar way as Delhi wrestlers who are honoured despite they also play from other states,” Kakran said in another.
Responding to these remarks, the AAP government in a statement said,” The Delhi government respects all sportspersons of the country and prays for their bright future.”
“Currently Divya Kakran plays for Uttar Pradesh. If she had played from Delhi or she had been part of any sports scheme of the government or she has applied in any such scheme then the government will surely look into it,” it said.