Amit Dey: The success story of Indian daughters in Rio Olympic 2016 was a punch in the face for those, who think ‘Kaash mera ek beta hota’ as depicted in an ad (The Fair & Lovely advertising 2003). This particular type of people cannot justify their urge. Many parents still prefer a son to daughter. According to Reuters report India ranks fourth in world’s female foeticide. In Rio Olympic 2016 India’s women performers were able to bloom a big smile on 125 cores face. Wrestler Sakashi Malik won Bronze. Another Indian daughter PV Sindhu also made history by winning Olympic Silver Medal in Badminton and able to win whole India’s heart. Sakshi lives in Haryana. Sindhu comes from Hyderabad. Sakshi’s state has the lowest sex ratio in India as per a survey report. It is very arduous work for us to convert the thinking of the male prudes in different way.
Sakshi’s victory brought cheers among the Indian contingent which had endured agonizing 11 days without a medal. Bright Sakshi Malik ended India’s painful wait for medal at the Rio Olympics by clinching a bronze in the 58kg category.
India’s first female sports personality, weightlifter Karnam Malleswari succeed in Sydney Olympics 2000. She had won a Bronze. This historic achievement of Karnam Malleswari remained a positive moment for the whole country since she was the first Indian woman medal winner in Olympics.
Boxer MC Mary Kom and Badminton personality Saina Nehwal both wrote new script with Bronzes in London Olympics 2012. Mary grew up in Manipur and is a member of a tribal community. She comes from a poor background, and could not afford proper sports instruments to fulfill her passion. She worked in the fields, cut wood and helped her family to earn a livelihood.
So we hope, in future, India’s daughters will achieve their fits in different platforms. And make us proud.