“I want to win a Gold medal for my village and bring honour to Haryana”
Sunita, Alumnus, Satya Bharti School, Kohrar, Rewari (Haryana)
Struggles and hardships have always been a part of Sunita’s young life but her never-say-die attitude has helped her tide over the toughest of challenges like losing her father and dealing with her brother’s physical disability every day.
Sunita’s quiet determination won her the admiration and unconditional support of all her teachers. Their constant encouragement helped her excel at both academic and sporting activities as she successfully from her Satya Bharti School in Class V. Her strong desire to pursue higher studies made her family look for options where she could avail of a free but high quality education, much like her alma mater.
During this pursuit they learnt of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya selection, an entrance exam that would make her eligible for free education at a residential school. With her eye on the prize and the support of her teachers, she prepped hard for the entrance exams and clearing them with flying colours. Once the financial burden of her education was relieved, Sunita was able to set her focus back on her passion to play Kho-Kho and handball.
Her growing inclination towards Kho-Kho made her pursue it with diligence, as a result of which she not only secured a place at a national Kho-Kho competition but also won an award for ‘Best Player’ at a tournament held recently in Goa. Awards aside, her peers and teachers validate her nature as a humble and modest child despite her outstanding achievements.
Sunita is the pride of her family and even today they cite her as an example of how she managed to balance her duties as a child of the family with her studies and Kho-Kho. She dreams of pursuing a career in sports and bringing gold and honour to her community.
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Mr. Sunil Kumar,
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