Kabaddi player Kavita Devi and wrestler Babita Phogat have been appointed as deputy director in the Sports and Youth Affairs Department by the Haryana government. The Principal Secretary, Sports and Youth Cases Department of Haryana Government appointed Kavita and Babita in two different orders issued on July 29.
However, both these players sacked the state government for this post. He has been appointed under the category of Deputy Director (Sports) under Haryana Excellent Player (Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2018. As per orders, both will have to join the department within a month. International wrestler Babita Phogat is the daughter of noted wrestling coach Mahavir Phogat. She is the gold medal winner of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. After the success of the Hindi movie 'Dangal', the Phogat family became famous all over India.
When asked about the new responsibility, Babita said to the media, I take the responsibility given to me by the government as accountability. As a player, I will work to ensure that the players get all the facilities they need. Now whether it is related to their practice or diet, they can focus on their sports and work.