Para-sprinter Manmohan Singh Lodhi, a 28-year-old disabled athlete — a silver medalist in 100m-run at Special Olympic Bharat 2017 in Ahmedabad has taken to begging on the streets after failing to gain employment anywhere due to his disability.
After he lost his right hand in 2009, 10 years later he was declared the best para-athlete in MP by the government post the Special Olympic Bharat 2017.

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Breaking the barriers that his disability will cause, he went on to make a name and was promised a job after his commendable performance by the State Government.

“I have met Chief Minister four times, he made promises but didn’t fulfil any of them,” Lodhi told ANI.
“If CM doesn’t help me, I will earn my livelihood by begging on the streets,” he said.
According to a report by Indiatimes, “I am my family’s only hope and I deserve a job, at least,” he said.
“Chouhan had directed officials to consider my job request, but later nothing was done,” he alleged.

Lodhi hails from Kandrapur village of Narsinghpur district’s Goteganv tehsil and holds several national and state level awards under his name.

Even after being promised a job for himself, he’s been running around begging on the streets to earn a living. Someone like him, who has earned a name for himself and for the country has to do this just so he doesn’t sleep with an empty stomach at night. It is a shame to the authorities who promised him a job and the Government who failed to give him employment even after announcing 6000 job openings for divayangs in 2017. And precisely this apathetic attitude is the cause India lags behind in the medal tally in various games.

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