Support pours in for Kodagu Sports Star
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Support pours in for Kodagu Sports Star

Kushalnagar: Tashma Muthappa, an International-level Throwball player who was living in a flood relief camp along with her family has now been rehabilitated. She, along with her parents, will move to a rented accommodation in Madikeri on Monday. Also, Kodagu District Minister S.R. Mahesh has promised her a government job.

It may be recalled that Star of Mysore had published a report on Aug. 30 under the title “Floods shatter sports star’s life in Kodagu.” The report had highlighted the plight of Tashma, who brought laurels to Karnataka and India by winning national and international tournaments. First she was forced to give up her sporting career and take up a data entry job to support her family and second, her house was destroyed in floods and landslides.

Tashma’s house, built just one-and-a-half-years back in Second Monnangeri at Madikeri was washed away and all her medals, certificates and hard-earned money were lost. 23-year-old Tashma was to get married in December but now her wedding has been postponed to April next year as the jewellery worth Rs. 3.5 lakh too were swept away.

Following the publication of the report that was widely shared in social media, help started pouring in to Tashma and her family. They will move to a fully-furnished house at Kannika Layout near Madikeri Race Course Road on Sept. 3. Singapore Kodava Samaja has sponsored Rs. 50,000 to be paid as advance to the house and has also sponsored the monthly rent of Rs. 10,000 for one year.

The Singapore Art of Living team has sponsored utensils, food, fuel and other requirements to the family and Chandrashekar and friends have volunteered to look after the day-to-day needs of the family till it can sustain on its own.

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Meeting Tashma, Kodagu District Minister S.R. Mahesh has assured her that he will secure her a government job.

September 1, 2018

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Support pours in for Kodagu Sports Star”

  1. Santa Banta says:

    Believe everything will be done other than the government job. Nothing against any particular party. But politicians in general only play to the gallery in distress, promise the moon. Nothing comes of it. It will spare Tashma tears to remember it. At the end we the voters are to blame if we have monkeys as our leaders……

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