Ramita Sori shines at National Sports Meet

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Jan 2019 13:14:44


Our Correspondent,


RAMITA Sori a player from Naxal belt has made proud the district as well as State on India map through her performance in 21st National Janajati Sports Meet organised by Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashsram in Guwahati from December 27 to 30.

The 15-year old Ramita clinched silver medal in 30-meters archery, bronze in 20-meters archery besides silver in overall individual. The medals can also be considered as gift to district at the year ending. She proved that talent knows no bounds let it be a Naxal area.

Ramita resides in Bayanar area of Kondagaon district and was inclined towards archery since very beging. The only obstacles in front of her were lack of resources and financial crunch. The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel posted in district witnessed her talent and got her admitted in Kasturba School. The personnel also arranged training for Ramita and nourished her talent.

They even purchased archery set worth Rs 3 lakh for her. Now it was the turn of Ramita to prove self. She participated in archery competition in Guwahati and won bronze and silver medals which can also be termed as New Year gift to people.

“I had never thought of bringing name and fame to district on Indian map but what had happened is certainly a matter of pleasure”, opined Ramita expressing her excitement over the success. Ramita, who never got opportunity to see even a train, says “ It is like a dream that has come true”. She attributes entire credit of her success to Commandant Surendra Khatri and her coach Trilochan Mahanta who didn’t leave any stones unturned in nurturing the talent. The 41st battalion ITBP coach Trilochan Mahant said the efforts put in proved worth in the form of medals. He expected Ramita to shine in Asia level and Olympics.

It is the result of persistent efforts of Commandant Surendra Khatri that Tribal children Ramita has so far won four medals in National-level and 45 medals in state-level competitions, said Mahant adding that it will be ensured that archery remains ever in district.