Was in Vadodara to attend program on International Day for Girl Child in Parul University
“Our wrestlers including my sister Vinesh Phogat is doing well in the qualifying tournaments before the 2020 Olympics, We are hopeful to end the drought and win medal in Olympics in wrestling this time,” said Geeta Phogat during her first visit to Vadodara. She is in the city to attend the program on International Day for Girl Child in Parul University and interact with the students.
India’s first ever gold medallist in women’s wrestling at the Commonwealth Games Geeta Phogat visit the cultural city and talked about the women wrestling and government help in sports and the sportsmen. She said the co ordination and system must be in place to uplift the sports in the country.
“In recent times the participation of wrestlers increases and wrestlers in cadet, juniors and other categories are performing well in the tournament. The government participation and help is necessary to provide basic facilities to the sportsperson which help them to train hard and give their best. However due to lack of co ordination and system the help like money allotted by the government not reaches the beneficiaries. We need better system at top to help the sportsmen to achieve their targets,” said Phogat.
She request all the parents on this International Day for Girl Child to give freedom to their daughters which they lack in Haryana. She also put focus on the fitness of the girls and appreciate the government movements like Khelo India and Fit India perfect steps towards it. She also said sports not only gives the fitness but better health can put the minds fresh in studies and so it can be included in the curriculum from the start.
Geeta Phogat praised the government efforts to push sports and also put focus on new technology to be included for the betterment of the game. She accepted the women sometimes face harrasment in sports and guide them to be strong and confident to face the situation. The only focus is on game and win medals for the country.
Geeta visiting Parul University to take part in the International Day for Girl Child and excited to interact with the students. “This is my first visit to the city and it’s a previlige to be taking part in a program related to girl child. I am excited to interact with the girls and sharing my experience with them about my life and the sports glory. I urge the girls to follow their dreams and one day you will get the success,” said Phogat.