Ten children out of 12 in Andhra Pradesh’s kabaddi women workforce are from a small hamlet of Kapusambham close to Vizianagaram. Much more amazingly, they’re all youngsters of farm labourers.
The excited women have arrived in Panchkula for the Khelo India Youth Video games not solely to battle it out for a medal but in addition to develop into future sporting icons.
Vandana Suryakala turns feisty when folks ask her about her dad and mom’ background. “So what?” she retorts.
“Every one has a occupation and my dad and mom are labourers by occupation. And I’m very happy with them.”
Suryakala made her debut on the Video games on Friday and has already underlined her prowess. The younger raider scored 14 whopping factors of their Group match on the Tau Devi Lal Stadium to assist beat Chhattisgarh 40-28.
“I began off as a runner as a result of I used to dash to the fields after I was a baby. However after I turned 7, I switched to kabaddi after seeing all my buddies play it,” she smiles.
“I rapidly received a hold of it and there was no turning again.”
One other debutante, Munakala Devika, a pupil of GNR Junior School, talks alongside comparable strains, “We’re happy with our dad and mom and it’s due to them that we’re right here. They’ve inspired us to play the sport, giving us all of the assist that I would like.”
As and when the cheerful women will not be competing or at camps, they’re more than pleased to assist out their dad and mom within the fields. They’re ready for the day after they should buy fields for their very own dad and mom.