Bisweswar Nandi’s service tenure has been extended for a year, until the next Olympics. He is the coach of ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who represented India in the 2016 summer Olympics.
She was the first Indian female gymnast to participate in the games in 52 years. She attained 4th position in Women’s Vault Gymnastics event of Rio Olympics 2016.
“The government took the decision of extending the service term of Bisweswar Nandi as he is tutoring Dipa Karmakar. Initially, we have extended his service for another year but we would keep him in service through extension till Dipa’s performance in Olympics,” said Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Bhanulal Saha after the cabinet meeting held at Civil Secretariat on Friday.
After Dipa Karmakar’s outstanding performance at the Olympic games, Bisweswar Nandi was promoted to Deputy Director from an Assistant Director’s post in the State Government’s Sports and Youth Affairs Department, the same year. He was also honoured with the Dronacharya Award.