New Delhi: Devendra Jhajharia, the first Indian paralympian to win a gold at the recently-concluded IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, feels the future of para-athletes is bleak in India as the Government does not have any specific policy for the para-sports in the country.
"There is discrimination between able-bodied and para-athletes in our country. This should be wiped out. We too have won medals and brought laurels to the country," Jhajharia told reporters here.
"The Government is not doing anything for the para-athletes in a concrete manner. There should be a specific policy for the para-athletes. While the Olympians get jobs, the para-athletes do not get it so easily. Inspite of announcements made from time to time, there are no jobs given to people like us," he added.