The Sports Ministry has sought to intervene with the Foreign Ministry to get a visa to journey with tennis star Sania Mirza’s two-year-old son to England for a number of tournaments earlier than the Tokyo Olympics.
Sania has to compete at Nottingham Open (from 6 June), Birmingham Open (from 14 June), Eastbourne Open (from 20 June) and Wimbledon (from 28 June).
Sania has been granted a visa, however her son and his caretaker haven’t acquired a UK visa as a result of present journey restrictions on Indians as a result of a rise in coronovirus circumstances in India.
“Sania, who is a part of the Sports Ministry’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), approached the ministry and requested help for the visas of her son and his caretaker. Sania said she cannot leave the two-year-old behind as she travels for a month, ”the ministry stated in a launch.
“The request was immediately taken over by the Sports Ministry and a letter has already been sent to the Ministry of External Affairs requesting them to take up the matter in the UK through the Indian Embassy in London.”
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju stated, “I’ve authorized the request and the officers of the Sports Ministry have began the method with the Ministry of External Affairs. We hope that the UK Government will see advantage within the matter and permit the kid to journey with Sania Will permit
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS