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    ANJALI BHAGWAT: AN INSPIRATION

    Blog by : Anuradha Guha Anjali Bhagwat, or Anjali Ramakantha Vedpathak is an Indian shooter, popularly heralded as ‘The Girl Who Never Misses’. She earned the epithet of World Number One in 10m Air Rifle in 2002. Anjali was born in a simple Marathi family in Mumbai. From a very young age, she was deeply inspired by the famous athlete, Carl Lewis. She came across shooting as a cadet in the National Cadet Corps (NCC). After finishing her schooling, she enrolled in the Kirti College in Mumbai simple because of it’s short distance to NCC. As a part of her activities she got into the Maharashtra Rifle Association (MRA) and started…

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    ANJU BOBBY GEORGE

    Blog by : Anuradha Guha Anju Bobby George is an Indian Athlete. She specializes in Long Jump. Anju was born on 19th April, 1977 in a Syrian Orthodox Family in Kerala. Anju’s father was a sports enthusiast and he was quick to recognize the talent in his daughter. He was the one to initiate her into the world of sports. She completed her schooling in CKM Kothrude School and graduated from Vimala College. Her talent came to special notice in the national school games when she won third place in 100m hurdles and 4*100m relay. Anju started her career with Heptathlon, but she started focusing on her Long Jumps when she…

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    Sakshi Malik – Top Indian Female Freestyle Wrestler

    Blog by : Zainab Suratwala Sakshi Malik – Top Indian Female Freestyle Wrestler   Sakshi Malik born on 3 September, 1992, is the Indian wrestler who won bronze medal in 58Kg category at Rio Summer Olympics2016. Struggling Days Sakshi has got supportive parents, Sukhbir and Sudesh, to thank in encouraging her always in her remarkable career choice. Her father, Sukhbir, is the bus conductor and mother, Sudeh, is the supervisor at the local health clinic. Sakshi grandfather, Badhlu Ram, inspired her to become a wrestler and her training started at the age of 12. Taking up the sport that isn’t meant for the girls, as per conservative Indian mentality, Sakshi and…

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    Sarjubala Devi – The Next Mary Kom

    Blog by : Anuradha Guha Sarjubala Devi is an Indian woman boxer from Manipur. Sarjubala was born on 1st June, 1993 to Sh. Rajen Singh and Sh. (o) Thoibi Devi. She was born in a farmer family in Manipur. She graduated with Education Honors from Manipur University, with first class in 2013. She was inspired by Mary Kom’s story and decided to join Boxing School in 2005. After two years of training, she joined the Sports Authority of India in her city, Imphal. Her weight category is in the 48 Kgs. In 2006, she won gold at the Sub Junior Women National Championship. In 2008, she again won gold at…

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    Humpy Koneru

    Blog by: Anuradha Guha Humpy Koneru is an Indian chess grandmaster. Koneru was born on 31st March, 1987 in Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh. Her name originally was Hampi which meant ‘champion’. Her father later changed her name to ‘Humpy’ to more closely resemble a Russian-sounding name. Koneru won three gold medals at World Youth Chess Championship, one in 1997 under 10 girls division, one in 1998 under 12 girls division and another in 2000 under 14 girls division. In 1999 the Asian Youth Chess Championship was held in Hyderabad. She won at it under 14s’ division, competing with boys. Koneru won the World Junior Girls’ Championship in 2001. She won…

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    Joshna Chinappa

    Blog by: Anuradha Guha Joshna Chinappa is a professional Indian squash player. She was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 15th September, 1986. Playing squash runs in Chinappa’s blood. Her family has been interested and actively participating in the game for more than four generations. Her great-grandfather, Marshall K. M. Cariappa, was the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. He also actively played squash and it was he who started the tradition of playing this game in the family. Chinappa’s father, Anjan Chinappa, like her great-grandfather also regularly plays squash and has represented India in a variety of international games multiple times. From a very young age, Chinappa was deeply enamored…

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    YouWeCan – Yuvraj Singh

    Blog By : Ipsa Singh “The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.” The world is full of unexpected surprises that often don’t turn out to be pleasant. There is an organisation that promises to try it’s best to take away the biggest fear of any individual’s life. “ CANCER. “  The foundation is full of life and kindness. You can even call it a lifeline, or to be specific , that’s – YouWeCan for you. YouWeCan is Yuvraj Singh’s endeavor to combat cancer by spreading awareness about the disease and fighting the stigma attached to it. The national cricketer announced the launch of ‘YouWeCan’, an initiative by the…

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    The Inspiring Lady- Harmanpreet Kaur

    Blog By : Ipsa Singh “Leadership is not a position and a title. It is an action and an example.” Harmanpreet Kaur Bhullar, born on 8 th march 1989, in Punjab, Is a part of established Indian B women, India Green women, Punjab Women (India), Sydney Thunder. She is an all- rounder cricketer. She proves that, gone are the days when women were confined to certain petty stereotypes. She has break through all these filthy holding back chains of the society and is all set to inspire young women in border of her country and beyond. She is an extremely extravagant example of perfection. She proves “Hamari chhori kisi chhore…

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    Aparna Popat : The Winner of Senior Nationals for 9 years in a row

    Blog by : Anuradha Guha Aparna Popat is an Indian ex-badminton player. She was born in Mumbai on 18th January,1978. Her parents were Lalji Popat and Heena Popat. She finished her schooling in J.B. Petit High School and pre-university course in Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She got a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the Mumbai University.   Anil Pradhan, a National Champion, was the first to recognize the spark of talent in the 8-yr old Aparna. He was approached by her parents for her training. She started playing from 1986. She was taught many essential skills under his tutelage.   To further expand her capabilities, she shifted to the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Bangalore in 1994. Here, she received training under the acclaimed badminton player, Prakash Padukone himself. To enrich…