Jammu, Jan 4 (UNI) After the timely intervention of Union Minister in Prime Minister’s Office Dr Jitendra Singh, five fencers from the Jammu and Kashmir, who were running pillar to post, were issued Visa to Hungary on a very short notice where they will be participating in the Junior Sabre World Cup.
Taking cognizance of the video going viral on the social media regarding issuance of Visa to the fencers, the PMO on the directions of the Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh contacted the concerned for addressing the concern.
Notably, five fencers from Jammu and Kashmir have been selected for Junior Sabre World Cup to be held at Budapest, Hungary from January 7 to 8.
“These innocent boys were so misguided that nobody in Jammu advised them even to fill the Visa form. On the contrary, they were referred to some professional travel agent,” Dr Jitendra Singh told UNI.
He said, “our office got their Visa forms filled and sought the intervention of the Ministry of External Affairs to provide Visa at a very short notice.”
“They leave for Hungry tomorrow early morning. We shall keep a track of their further journey as well and provide whatever assistance possible. Our duty is to enable the youth talent to get it’s due,” Dr Singh stated.
The families of the fencers however, have expressed gratitude to Dr Singh for his gesture in the welfare of the sports persons vis-a-vis providing them an opportunity to represent the country at an international platform.
The fencers leaving for Hungary are Mayank Sharma, Lakshya Sharma and Suryansh Sharma (Boys section), Shreya Gupta and Kritarthi Kotwal (Girls category).
The fencers have been selected on the basis of their outstanding performances in the 30th Junior National Fencing Championship held at Cuttack, Odisha.