Women and Sports!! If you have picked up these two words 10 years back and have asked anyone “how you would relate these two with each other?” I certainly will not get surprised if someone would have said that the only time I saw women related to a particular sport is when I saw the camera man panning his camera and focusing on a girl during the breaks in between the game, I thoroughly do enjoy that as it adds glamour and beauty quotient to that sport and hence helping to increase the TRPs off course! One would think why anyone would think like that? Why can’t a woman represent her own country in a national or international level? For me It’s all about CHANCE.
You give girl a chance she can turn to be someone like Saina Nehwal, P T Usha, Sania Mirza, Karnam Malleswari and many more but it’s just a matter of CHANCE.
If you are following news lately, then you would’ve probably noticed one thing: Women’s sports are in. Although women’s sports have not always been considered popular or mainstream in the India, female athletes and coaches have made enormous strides in the past ten years. In truth, though, this is only the latest phase in an ongoing journey to help make sure every girl and woman has access to the positive power of sports.
Sport has been one of the most important socio-cultural learning experiences for boys and men for many years. But it has been equally important for our girls. It is important for all of us to know that: Girls and women who play sports have higher levels of confidence and self-esteem and lower levels of depression.
People will ask why I am asking for a chance, coz it’s not given it has to be taken. Let me give an example that will clear the picture. Most of you would have seen the Blockbuster movie named DANGAL by now I believe. A story of a Father who kept fighting against the norms created by the society that Girls can’t take part in wrestling and while fighting against the whole world when her Daughter got a CHANCE she nailed it like a boss and won us a GOLD medal in COMMON WEALTH CHAMPIONSHIP. Later with her sister she kept making her country proud time and again. The world now know them as PHOGAT SISTERS,
Girls and women who play sports have a more positive body image and experience higher states of psychological well-being than girls and women who do not play sports.
Which is the reason why I opted for a sporty theme this time to dedicate a photo shoot for all the girls out there making our country proud time and again.
The dress I chose today for my shoot is from Adidas. Really happy with the quality and the new color trends.
Research has shown that media coverage of women’s sports still lags behind men’s and that female sport. You can still, there are many hopeful signs: Amazing performances by female athletes like Dipa Karmakar, PV Sindhu in recent Olympic events have captured the public’s imagination. More and more female athletes have booked game-changing performances in recent years, winning fans and inspiring girls to excel.
Although there is still much to be done, the outlook for women in sports in the India at all levels is looking better than ever and I hope the support in future will be humungous that our girls will not have to look for any more chances. And ill assure you once that happens our girls will never let INDIA down and every Indian can proudly say that I belong to her country and I am proud of her.