The Madras High Court has guided the State government to consider previous worldwide athlete S. Santhi’s request for unwinding in ieducational qualifications and help her turn into a mentor at the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDATN).
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The 34-year-old was stripped of her Asian Games medal in the wake of coming up short the sexual orientation test.
In spite of the fact that Santhi acted as a mentor at SDATN, her stay was just on an agreement for a year, which got stretched out by one more year. According to the notice issued by the Youth Welfare and Sports Development in April this year, a candidate challenging for the post of the mentor ought to have an instruction capability of a four year certification and Santhi did not have one.
Listening to the competitor’s supplication, Justice D. Hariparanthaman coordinated the Secretary of the Youth Welfare and Sports Development to “think of her as case for the post of mentor by giving essential consideration as an uncommon case”, in the light of the records created by her in the sports territory and pass fitting requests inside of six weeks.
Regardless of a correspondence from the Sports Authority of India in 2013 to the Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu that she could be offered a position of a mentor on finishing a course by the National Institute of Sports, the State government “gruffly dismisses” her claim expressing opening would be topped off through employment exchange.
She filled in as a mentor at the Nehru Stadium in Chennai, Pudukkottai and later in Mayiladuthurai. She was delegated just on contract premise for a combined pay of Rs. 5,000 for every month and her residency was extended twice by one year each.
Santhi has won more than 50 State and national awards. She also holds 11 awards in global occasions. She won a silver medal in the 800 meter track event at the Asian Games in 2006 and it was in the end stripped from her tailing her fizzling in the sexual orientation confirmation test.
“As a poor Dalit young lady, I needed to relinquish my energy and dream and reviled to act as a day by day wager at a block oven in Tamil Nadu. Every one of my battles went unnoticed around then and I needed to squeeze out a living doing odd employments to make a decent living,” she explained her situation.
After her status became exposed through the media, the Tamil Nadu government gave a money related gift, which to her “was the main comfort.”