‘Women need to be celebrated every day’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Mar 2017 09:40:03


Mar 8,


WOMEN deserve to be celebrated every day, not just on the International Women’s Day, star Indian women wrestlers Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat said at an event here on Wednesday.

“No single day should be reserved for celebrating Women’s Day, rather we should progress and create an environment where every day should be Women’s Day,” the Phogat sisters said at the event organised by Ericsson India at its Gurugram office.

Sharing their real life experiences of overcoming obstacles to make a mark in a conventionally male dominated sport, they said, “We still have the dream alive to win a gold in the Olympics.”

“Every woman should have the confidence that they are no less than a man,” Geeta, who won India’s first ever gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010, said on the occasion.
“If we want to achieve something, we will have to put all our heart into it,” added Babita, who won a gold medal in the women’s 55 kg freestyle category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.