New Delhi: In a liberal signal, Basketball Federation of India (BFI) president K. Govindaraj on Friday chose to fiscally bolster the group of Satnam Singh with a month to month stipend of Rs.50,000.
The 19-year-old Satnam left a mark on the world prior this year by turning into the first Indian to be drafted as a player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), the world’s most focused and tip top proficient ball group.
Govindaraj met Satnam here on Monday and chose to proceed with the money related backing.
“By defeating various hindrances, Satnam has massively contributed in putting Indian ball on the world guide and keeps on conveying positive regard for the game inside of India. Despite the fact that he is still exceptionally youthful, he has as of now demonstrated to himself to be a proficient good example for other Indian youth strive for and understand their maximum capacity,” Govindaraj said.
The child of a rancher, Satnam experienced childhood in the modest town of Ballo Ke in Punjab. By the age of nine, he was at that point six feet tall, and at the exhortation of an uncle, he was sent to Ludhiana Basketball Academy to sharpen his ability.
At 14, he was honored a four-year grant to prepare in the United States. He continued making quick walks, while parallely coming back to India amid his breaks to speak to his home condition of Punjab in the National Championships.
He has likewise spoken to the Indian junior and senior national groups. He was drafted by Dallas Mavericks in the NBA.