Jalpaiguri: Ghospara, a small village of Patkata Gram Panchayat of Jalpaiguri. Few people knew the name of the village but after Swapna won the gold in Asiad, the village is now in lime light.
Two days ago State Minister for Tourism Gautam Dev assured Swapna’s family, went to the village as a goodwill ambassador and gave her government jobs, financial reward.
But not only the Chief Minister of the state, but also Prime Minister feeled proud of Swapna’s success. Social media had already greeted her. Union Minister of State Surendra Singh Aluwalia has conveyed Narendra Modi’s greetings to the Swapna Barman’s house at Ghosparha village.
Darjeeling MP and Union Minister of State Surendrajeet Singh Ahluwalia reached the village of Ghospara in Patkata village Panchayat on Saturday morning. He went to Swapna’s house and greeted his parents. Basana Barman, Mother of golden girl spoke to the Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore with the help Surendrajeet Singh Ahluwalia. The sports minister has announced a cash award of Rs 30 lakh.
Swapna had won the first gold of the country at the heptathlon in Asia. Rathore told Swapna’s mother that the country’s sports minister was also excited about her success. Then on September 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with the golden girl. Even Swapna will be offered an offer of choice in any important post.
The central minister told the media, “Swapna was trained in Kolkata under central scheme. In future, the central government will take necessary measures for her training. Swapna’s mother Basana Barman then congratulated the Union Minister with sweet.