The Haryana government has appointed wrestlers Babita Phogat and Kavita Devi as Deputy Directors in the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs. Principal Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs Department of Haryana Government appointed Babita and Kavita in two different orders issued on 29 July.
Both these wrestlers had applied to the state government for this post. He has been appointed to the post of Deputy Director (Sports) under the Haryana Sportspersons (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 famous wrestling coach Mahavir Phogat. She is the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist. After the success of the Hindi film Dangal, the Phogat family became famous all over the country. When asked about the new character, Babita told PTI that I take the responsibility given to me by the government as a responsibility.
He said that as a player, I will work to ensure that the players get all the facilities they need. Now whether it is related to their exercise or diet, so that they can concentrate on their sports and work. Babita was earlier posted as a sub-inspector in the Haryana Police but resigned to contest the last assembly election on a BJP ticket. However, she was defeated in Dadri in the state.