Left Menu
Development News Edition

Girl picking cotton in fields qualifies for nat cross country

PTI | Aurangabad | Updated: 26-11-2019 16:37 IST | Created: 26-11-2019 16:37 IST
Girl picking cotton in fields qualifies for nat cross country

A 15-year-old girl, who works in the fields, has qualified for the national cross country championship, to be organised by the School Games Federation of India, in Punjab next month. For Gayatri Sukhdev Gaikwad, who hails from Babulgaon Budruk village from the district, attending school and picking cotton in the fields is a routine. But what drives her is running.

And intense practice ensured she won a state- level cross-country event held in Satara in western Maharashtra and qualified for the national cross country tournament. "Gayatri, despite recovering from a knee injury just recently, won in Satara and has qualified for nation cross country competition to be held in Punjab," her coach and teacher Satish Patil told PTI on Tuesday.

"And our school has received confirmation letter from District Sports Office, signed by DSO Ashok Giri, in this regard. Gayatri will participate in training camp at Balewadi Sports Complex before the competition," Patil said. According to Patil, the tournament will be held from December 11-15.

Gayatri said that she trains daily for three hours. "I train daily and have qualified for the tournament.

I work with my family in the fields, where I pick cotton. I aim to win a medal in Punjab," she told PTI. The young athlete is able to practice only for a session as she has to work with her family.

"She is the daughter of a farmer and picks cotton to help her family. She trains in just one session of three hours daily, that too after helping her family with household work before attending school," he told. Apart from training at Jay Hind School here, she runs on the roads, for up to 10 kilometres at a time, the coach claimed..


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Turbulence surrounding tobacco control in Ghana

... ...

Smart healthcare: IoT redefining the way healthcare is delivered

As the world is embracing the new wave of digitalization triggered by the pandemic and the arrival of 5G, the adoption of IoT devices will further boom. With adoption set to soar, IoT security issues and other challenges cant be ignored any...

Refugee compassion and response: Ideas to mitigate disasters now and in their future

Their homeland becomes a forbidden territory for them and more likely than not, their journey to foreign soil is no less traumatizing, not to say deadly. It is crucial to help refugees live a life of dignity and purpose....

Inadequate water infrastructure causes a tidal wave of coronavirus in rural Alaska

... ...

Videos

Latest News

Delhi Chalo march: Punjab farmers face water cannons, push through Haryana barricades

Farmers from Punjab faced water cannons and broke police barriers at the states border with Haryana as they pushed towards the national capital Thursday on their Delhi Chalo march against the Centres farm laws. By late evening, a large grou...

Ethiopia to launch 'final phase' of offensive in Tigray region, says PM

The Ethiopian military will begin the final phase of an offensive in the northern Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday, after an ultimatum expired for Tigrayan forces to surrender.The government had given the Tigray Peo...

Ind vs Aus: Bumrah and Shami's workload will be managed, says Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli has often spoken about workload management and he once again made it clear on the eve of the opening ODI against Australia that the workload of the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami will be closely monitor...

India can create USD 1 trillion of economic value using digital technology by 2025: Kant

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Thursday said digital infrastructure has become indispensable to the functioning of society and India can create USD 1 trillion of economic value using digital technology by 2025. Addressing a virtual event or...

Give Feedback