Ace Indian athlete Manjeet Kaur today got a major boost in her preparations for the Beijing Olympics when a New Delhi-based real estate group handed her Rs 34 lakh for her training under an American coach in California.
The cheque was presented to Manjeet, a Punjab Police Inspector, by Rohtas Goyal, Chairman of the Omaxe Group in the presence Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Badal and state DGP N P S Aulakh.
Sukhbir told reporters that Manjeet had contacted him in Jalandhar about 10 days back and he, in turn, got in touch with Goyal, who agreed to help the athlete.
Omaxe has given the money to Manjeet for her training at V S Athletics Track Club, California, under famous sprinter Cedric Hill.
The training would last about 75 days, Manjeet said, adding she is preparing for the forthcoming Beijing Olympics, as well as 2010 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
Manjeet had bagged a gold and a silver medal at the 2006 Doha Asian Games, and a silver in the Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
She had also participated at the 2004 Athens Olympics.