New Delhi, March 29: All sports in the world are closed due to coronavirus outbreak. But some of our country’s sportsmen have engaged in national service during the Lockdown.
Athletes who have been hired by police under the Sports Conservation Act are now raising awareness about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Among the players are T20 World Cup winning cricketer Yoginder Sharma, state group gold medalist boxer Akhil Kumar and kabaddi champion in Asian Games Ajay Thakur.
Yoginder and Akhil are working for the Haryana Police.
“He has been working as a DSP since 2008,” he said.
“It’s a challenge for me now that people are so scared of corona.” There are so many challenges I have to deal with in my working life. Awareness is the only cure for the coronavirus,” Yoginder tweeted.
“Let’s all come together and fight this epidemic. Please cooperate,” he added.
Similarly, Akhil said he had been working as an ACP in Gurgaon police since September last year. People are cooperating. We are helping to provide some essentials. I believe that such a virus can only be controlled by such a lock down. “People are slowly realizing this.” He won a gold medal at the 2008 Commonwealth Games. He turned 37 last Friday.
Arjuna Award winning Padma Shri Ajay Thakur has been serving as a DSP in the Himachal Pradesh Police since 2014. He is also happy with his work.