MP: Special Olympics medalist Sita Sahu forced to sell street food to earn a living

Hemender Sharma, CNN-IBN | Apr 12, 2013 at 10:40am


Special Olympics medal winner Sita Sahu has been forced to work at a roadside eatery and sell gol gappas (a ball of flour filled with spicy water) in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Sita had won two bronze medals in 2011 Athens Special Olympics but due to financial problems, she has now been forced to work at a shop. Madhya Pradesh Social Justice Minister Gopal Bhargava had announced that Rs 50,000 would be given to every bronze medal winner and so Sita should have got Rs 1 lakh, but the reward is yet to materialise.