The competition symbolizes women empowerment
Winning team Mahila Mandal Gramin Vikas Sansthan from Mau was felicitated and awarded The
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, March 8, 2015: Satyagyan Foundation in association with Hindustan
This was the 8th edition of celebrating women empowerment through sport by Satyagan Foundation. The Foundation seeks to empower women by providing means of livelihood to better their lives and those of their families. This year, Kabbadi, a sport that is normally associated with men and male physical prowess in India was chosen to demonstrate and celebrate women’s strength.
The Satyagyan Foundation’s objective was supported by Hindustan
The Kabbadi competition saw participation from 16 teams from across 10 villages in 4 districts that competed against each other in the preliminary matches. The semi-finals and finals were attended by an audience of over 1000 that included Mr. Patrick Suckling, Australian High Commissioner to India; Mr. Rahul Singh, Chairman, Satyagyan Foundation and Mr. Prateek Dubey, Zonal Head – PAC, Hindustan
The team from Mau won the tournament by 40-10 in a keenly contested competition that was physically demanding and demonstrated the fighting spirit in all the players.
The winning team was handed over The
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Alpana Vartak, General Manager – Human Resources,
Rahul Singh, Chairman, Satyagyan Foundation, said on the occasion, “For a long time, Indian women have been doing things that challenge set perceptions around them not being equal to men in certain fields. But that disparity still exists in the rural areas in India. The latest demonstration of physical strength by rural women in the Kabbadi Tournament 2015 organized by Satyagyan Foundation in association with Hindustan
Gudiya, Captain of the winning team from Mau, added, “We are grateful to Satyagyan Foundation and
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