THE PHOGAT SISTERS

These women not only made a name for themselves but also for the country; these women are popularly known as The Phogat sisters and the Dangal women.

Geeta Phogat, the most popular and proud daughter of India, made history at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she won the gold medal in the women’s 55kg category Very proud moment for all of us. It was the first gold medal by a female Indian wrestler at the Commonwealth Games. She is an inspiration for many women out there. Talking about the photo sisters so, three of the Phogat sisters, Geeta, Babita, and Vinesh, are gold medalists in different weight categories at the Commonwealth Games. At the same time, Priyanka also won a silver medal at the Asian Championships. Ritu is again a National Championships gold medalist, and Sangita has won medals at age-level international championships.

It has also been said that all angels are in 1 house, but who is the role model who picks out this personality? The person behind this is their father, Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trusted his daughter and changed the scenario of wrestling that women are no lesser than boys. He trained her daughters that way and made himself and the rest of India proud. Mahavir Singh Phogat is a former wrestler from Balali village in Bhiwani district, Haryana, who became a wrestling coach. His father, Man Singh, was also a wrestler. Mahavir and his wife Daya Kaur have five children: daughters: GeetaBabitaRitu, and Sangita, the youngest being son Dushyant and the youngest being Mahavir’s brother Rajpal’s daughters Priyanka and Vinesh were brought up by Mahavir after the death of their father.

Phogat’s sister taught us – “Self-believing is a major success. Challenges will always be there in our life, but we need to overcome them, society will always stop our limits, but you have to push your limit to the extent. They also taught us-hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

Perceptions precede reality, so these women change the perception of rural India. Changing the mindset from home to changing the mindset of the world, the Phogat sisters are a tremendous example for society, who considered women less in every aspect, for taking a decision not for others but for themselves, who proved the world and society and especially rural areas of India that women are no lesser than boys.

Hard work and consistency are the keys to their success, not only hard work but the unlimited effects they made to prove society’s wrong perception of women. Phogat sisters are now very well world recognize personalities, continuous winning games and medals made them that famous.

By Harshita Kanwar

One thought on “THE PHOGAT SISTERS

  1. This blog is well-written by a girl who understands the situation of women in the village area. I was very touched by this blog, not only touched but also able to relate to and understand the problem. I can now see the perception which I wasn’t able to see earlier. I adore how these women fought for their rights and how their father supported them entirely. Society always tries to pull you down, but it’s you who comes across, crossing all the barriers. No doubt, it is an inspirational, real-based story Named after the Haryana photograph sister who not only made themselves and their parents proud, but also the entire country.

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