Denied Padma award, Jwala Gutta takes on social media
New Delhi : India’s ace shuttler and double specialist Jwala Gutta lashed out after being snubbed for Padma awards. The left handed said people bagged award who can produce recommendation letters.
Taking social media Facebook she said “I always wondered the concept of applying for particular award which is the most reputed awards in our country.. but then that’s what the procedure is.. so I did apply…applied cos it’s prestigious to have the award..cos I thought maybe I made the people of my country proud by my game and deserved it…” Jwala lashed out in a Facebook post.
She even wrote, “I have been playing for this country for more than 15 years now..and have won so many prestigious tournaments..I thought maybe I should apply..but I guess it’s never enough..you need recommendations, recommendations that you deserve an award,”.
“You need to put in a word and get letters and the list goes on and on..but the question I still have is why do I have to apply for an award and also ask for recommendation,” she said.
Jwala then reminded that she is a two-time CWG medallist with a gold and silver. She is also a World Championship medallist.
“I have laid path for doubles in Badminton for our country when nobody took it seriously..but it’s simply isn’t enough..why cos I am outspoken? Cos I am opinionated? why is it that I am being denied of this particular award? Now I really don’t know should I be asking for this award…or I simply don’t deserve it. if this is not enough what is?,” she blasted out.