Arunachalee women bodybuilder Paklu Taipodia is not getting financial support from Arunachal Pradesh Bodybuilding Association, Indian bodybuilding federation(IBBF) and Government, who is selected to represent from India for Asian and World Bodybuilding Championship which will be held at Seoul in South Korea, (Asia) in August and Mongolia (World) in October next.
Addressing media person here at Arunachal press club today Paklu express her sadness over the response of government and Association on a Sport person, she said that this kinds of response discourage the sports person spirit.
Claiming she is the first women bodybuilder from Arunachal Pradesh and numerous state Achieved bring Laurel for State in bodybuilding championship and gold medal in Weightlifting without own expenditure. this time I am selected to represent India for 51st Asian body building championship, in women above 55 kg category which will be held on 20 to 26 August next at Seoul in South Korea and I am also selected to represents India for World Bodybuilding Championship which will be held in Mongolia in Oct. 2017 next. but unfortunately not getting sponsorship.
I have to go outside country required huge expenditure which are beyond my strength and the Indian Body building Federation has written to Arunachal Pradesh body building Association for bear all the expenditure but State association has also hands up saying that they are not able to help me. So, I am running door to door for sponsorship but no any positive reply till date and Now I am like an orphan without parent regarding this matter it proud moment for our State cause women of our State going to represent India in International Arena. It is not an easy task lots of dedication & hard work needs, if help not come up soon our upcoming youngster will lose faith on sports and wrong message will spread she added.
I am working in Forest Department as LDC after getting job in Sport quota since 16 years but still not get promotion. She was also inform that her name is given in State Award Nomination but yet to received award.
Further she appeal state Government of Arunachal Pradesh specially state Chief Minister Pema Khandu for help.
She added that the BJP President Tapir Gao recently have written to Parliamentary Secretary Sports & Youth Affairs and unaware of the further course of action from the government side. She appeal the like minded and general public to bless her in her endeavour os that she can represent the state (Arunachal) in the world arena.
Her coach Raj Thakuri was also present during the press conference who would also attend the championship