For a woman in India, life is always challenging as they have always found it difficult to get the same opportunities as men. But over the years, things have changed drastically as women have been matching toe-to-toe with men and giving them good competition in every field.
Today we look at the story of three women who have made name for themselves through their sheer hard work and are making their parents proud. Meet Rajwinder Kaur, Mandeep Kaur and Veerpal Kaur who have made their family proud by making it big in their respective sports.
The Kaur sisters hail from Tarn Taran Sahib village in Punjab, where their father Sardar Sarbant Singh works as an auto driver. Despite the financial issues, he always backed his daughters in pursuing their career in sports. Rajwinder is an international hockey player, who has gone onto play for the India women’s junior hockey team and is aiming to break into the national side. Mandeep is a national level hockey player as well, while Veerpal Kaur is a national level wrestler who won a gold medal in 2017 Junior National championship.
Speaking to The Better India Sarbant said: “I allowed my girls to play only for their happiness, but I never thought that they will reach at this level and make the country proud by winning medals.”
Not only Sarbant, but his wife Balwinder Kaur also played a huge role in shaping her daughter’s career in hockey. She used to take her daughters to Shri Guru Arjan Dev Hockey Academy which is 10 km away from their home to provide them proper coaching. Not only the parents, but the coach at the academy Sharanjeet Singh and former Olympian Daljeet Dhillon have helped the family at every stage.
Even today when the daughters are rewarded for their achievements, the parents feel really proud of them and they wish to see them making progress in their respective sports and keep on winning medals for their country.