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Geeta Phogat inspires you in this amazing advertisement

Jai Prakash
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Geeta Phogat personifies perseverence

For many years, it was a taboo to allow women participate in sports in India. The country has now embraced the fact that women are no less competent than men in more aspects than one. JSW Steel highlights this change in a beautiful video featuring Geeta Phogat. The Haryana girl found it extremely hard to realise her dream of being a wrestler thanks to the stereotypes surrounding women in her village.

Phogat’s father Mahavir Singh played a crucial role in shaping her wrestling career right from a young age. Phogat’s perseverence paid off as she became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. She is also the first woman wrestler to represent India at the Olympics.

Her success story is filled with a lot of struggle and obstacles which she managed to overcome with hard work and determination. She is an inspiration to millions of girls in the country to go after your dreams regardless of the difficulties that you may encounter. Her sisters Babita Kumari and Vinesh Phogat embody this fact as both girls won gold medals at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

This just reminds all the cynics out there to never underestimate the power of a common girl!

You can watch the video below. [Courtesy: JSW Steel]

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