Salute to Olympic Stars!!
It has been a really great moment when Wrestler Sakshi Malik, who won India’s first medal in the Rio Olympics, became the Indian flag bearer for the closing ceremony. Sakshi, who had become the first woman wrestler in India to win an Olympic medal with her bronze in the 58kg freestyle, became the obvious choice as India’s only other medallist PV Sindhu, who bagged a silver in women’s singles badminton.
It was a really great day on 18-August-2016, when Sakshi opened the account for medals for India - it was the real Rakhi for all Indians she gifted on Rakshabandhan. It is a great credit of respect not only to her parents who would have raised against all the odds and perceptions that the society would have put on her, but also her coach Kuldeep - Matha, Pitha, Acharya !!
The same holds good for Sindhu PV as well - kudos to her and salutes to her coach Gopichand!
Adding to the credit, Dipa Karmakar the artistic gymnast represented India at the Olympics. She is the first Indian female gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics, and the first Indian gymnast to do so in 52 years. She made a great point - "Stand by your girls, and see what they can do for you, she told a crowd of nearly 5,000 packed into a stadium in her home town of Agartala to welcome the young gymnast home from the Rio Olympics." She is a great inspiration who are young, especially the girls today.
All these people have proved that achieving anything is beyond gender, childhood, background and everything else. If you have a will to do, you will achieve it. There cannot be a better entry to mark the 70th year of Independence! Jai Hind!