Tajamul Islam viral video: It is state's responsibility to nurture players, says Sunita Godara

| Updated: Mar 17, 2017 01:46 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 16(ANI):Supporting the plea by World Kickboxing Champion Tajamul Islam's video requesting to Jammu and Kashmir Government to provide better facilities for athletes, former marathon runner Sunita Godara on Thursday said that sports is a state subject and it is their duty to nurture players. "Sports is a state subject so it is state's duty to nurture these players. She has shown her talent, she has brought the medal and asking for something and it should be done. I have a doubt because we have structural problems. Government says that they don't have funds but they have to create funds to create infrastructure which they are not doing," Godara told ANI. Hinting towards politicization of sports in the state, Godara said, "Just imagine what government should do to create champion. One young champion is asking you to give the facility. She is very right but where is the time for the government to think about these things. They are politicizing everything. There is so much problem in Jammu and Kashmir, they don't have any time to think about development and sports." World Kickboxing Championship Gold medalist Tajamul Islam earlier on Wednesday posted a video on her Facebook account slamming the Jammu and Kashmir government for not providing the basic facilities to the Ali sports academy. In her video, Tajamul showed the degrading condition of the academy and urged the state government to set up an indoor academy for the athletes. (ANI)