Will discuss car maintenance with Dipa Karmakar, says Chamundeswarinath

Dipa Karmakar had indicated about difficulties in the maintenance of thr BMW car, which was handed over to her by Sachin Tendulkar.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: October 18, 2016 12:36 pm
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Hyderabad District Badminton Association President Chamundeswarinath, who presented the luxury car which Dipa Karmakar wants to return owing to maintenance issues, today said he will have a word with the gymnast on the difficulties she is facing in handling the vehicle.

“We will discuss with her. Whatever Dipa is comfortable with, we will look into it; if not BMW car,” Chamundeswarinath told PTI here.

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Karmakar had indicated about difficulties in the maintenance of a BMW car, which was handed over to her by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.

“The idea of gifting cars to the sportspersons was to encourage them to do better,” he said.

Rio Olympics medallists PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Karmakar, who narrowly missed out on a medal, were gifted with luxury cars by Chamundeswarinath for their achievements in the Rio Olympics.

Tendulkar, who was the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian team at Rio Olympics, handed over the keys of the vehicles to them at a function held at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy on August 28.

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    V Lakshmi
    Jun 6, 2017 at 12:37 pm
    I very much appreciate the felicitation. Most of the talented sports people come from a very humble background who excel in the respective sport. Their Passion and commitment lead to success. I feel they should have at least thought of gifting a House. For any sportsperson, if they have decent space for leaving, physiologically it would make them feel secure for life and help them perform better in future. I suggest people read an article on should the basic plight need to be addressed over luxuries at : www.publicdebate /dipa-karmakar-should-have-been-gifted-a-house-rather-than-a-luxury-car/
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    Raj
    Nov 5, 2016 at 8:06 am
    Dipa Karmakar should have been gifted a House rather than a luxury car?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Yes, Dipa Karmakar is first Indian women’s artistic gymnastics ever to compete in Olympics by finishing 4th position Women’s artistic gymnastics event in Rio Olympics 2016. I very much appreciate the felicitation, but not sure about the organizers gifting a luxury car was a right gesture or was it a publicity stunt... Join, Debate, Connect, Share!
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    Raj
    Nov 5, 2016 at 8:07 am
    Dipa Karmakar should have been gifted a House rather than a luxury car?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Yes, Dipa Karmakar is first Indian women’s artistic gymnastics ever to compete in Olympics by finishing 4th position Women’s artistic gymnastics event in Rio Olympics 2016. I very much appreciate the felicitation, but not sure about the organizers gifting a luxury car was a right gesture or was it a publicity stunt... Join, Debate, Connect, Share! publicdebate dot in
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