Govt apathy at its worst: Nisha Millet’s swimming academy forced out of Bengaluru pool
On Tuesday evening, Olympian swimmer Nisha Millet was stunned to receive a letter from the Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports (DYES) of the Karnataka Government asking her to hand over the Kensington Swimming Pool in Bengaluru immediately. The pool in Halasuru is one of the locations Nisha Millet runs a swimming academy called the Nisha Millet Swimming Academy.
“Government apathy at its worst. We said goodbye to the Kensington swimming pool which we helped restore to its current glory over 2.5 years with lots of blood, sweat and tears…,” said Nisha Millet in a Facebook post on Friday.
Recalling the events to TNM, the swimmer said, "By Wednesday, authorities were waiting with locks and we had to plead with them to allow us to remove our items at the pool. We packed our equipment, trophies and other items into 15 trucks on short notice and vacated the pool."