Sports activities ministry approaches Ministry of Exterior Affairs to get UK visa for Sania Mirza’s son-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter
Sania Mirza is scheduled to compete within the Nottingham Open (from 6 June), Birmingham Open (from 14 June), the Eastbourne Open (from 20 June) and the Wimbledon (from 28 June).
New Delhi: The Sports activities Ministry has sought intervention of the Exterior Affairs Ministry to get a visa for tennis star Sania Mirza’s two-year-old son to journey along with her when she goes to England for a number of tournaments forward of the Tokyo Olympics.
Sania is scheduled to compete within the Nottingham Open (from 6 June), Birmingham Open (from 14 June), the Eastbourne Open (from 20 June) and the Wimbledon (from 28 June).
Sania has been granted a visa however her son and his caretaker haven’t acquired UK visas owing to present journey restrictions on Indians attributable to a surge in coronavirus instances in India.
“Sania, who is part of the Sports activities Ministry’s Goal Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), approached the Ministry requesting for assist with the visa of her son and his caretaker. Sania acknowledged that she can’t depart a two-year-old little one behind as she travels for a month,” the ministry mentioned in a launch.
“The request was instantly taken up by the Sports activities Ministry and a letter has already been despatched to MEA requesting them to take up the matter within the UK by means of the Indian Embassy in London.”
Sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju mentioned, “I’ve accredited the request and Sports activities Ministry officers have initiated the method with the MEA. We’re hopeful that the UK Authorities will see benefit on this case and permit the kid to journey with Sania.”
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