Notwithstanding the Rs. 5 crore jackpot he won in Kaun Banega Crorepati, a TV quiz show, Sushil Kumar intends to continue to be associated with one of world's biggest job guarantee entitlement programme, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
“As of now I don't intend to give up the job merely because I've hit upon a big bonanza. I'd like to serve the cause of the MGNREGA in any capacity the authorities expect me to,” Mr. Kumar told officials of Union Ministry of Rural Development.
Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh is contemplating using his services as an ambassador to spread awareness about the rural job entitlement. Mr. Kumar is likely to arrive here on November 14 and meet Mr. Ramesh when details of projecting him as a brand ambassador would be finalised.