Kerala: Former athletes to protest for securing promised jobs


Secretariat building complex | Photo: Rajan Pothuval|Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's former sportspersons, who have represented the state and the country, will launch an indefinite protest on December 1 near the secretariat against the state government for not providing them jobs as promised.

"We are deeply disappointed for more reasons than one, as while we have not got any job as promised, the state government claims otherwise. We demand justice and want the government to keep their word," said a former athlete.

And what has caused even more despair is that some people who managed to land up jobs lack prescribed qualifications. This, they claim, has happened with the help of some officials, who played a key role.

These qualified sports personalities say those who have got jobs do not meet the qualification requirements as they have participated in only invitation meets, which are not recognised.

(IANS)

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