While addressing the 75th episode of Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, March 28, discussed the women’s participation in the field of Sports. He said, “Today, from education to entrepreneurship, armed forces to science and technology, the country’s daughters are making a distinct mark everywhere. I am especially happy that daughters are making a new place for themselves in sports. Sports is coming up as a preferred choice in professional choices.”
Prime Minister then started to discuss on the new records made by Indian cricketer Mithali Raj and said, “Recently Mithali Raj ji has become first Indian woman cricketer to have made ten thousand runs. Many congratulations to her on this achievement. She is also the only international women player to score seven thousand runs in one day internationals. Her contribution in the field of women’s cricket is fabulous. Mithali Raj ji has inspired millions during her more than two decades long career. The story of her perseverance and success is an inspiration not just for women cricketers but for men cricketers too.”
PM Modi mentioned that “Soumya, who lives in Indore has drwan my attention to this subject and urged me to mention the new record made by Indian women cricketer Mithali Raj in Mann Ki Baat”.
PM Modi also appreciated the achievements of Indian women shuttler PV Sindhu, who recently won the Silver Medal in the BWF Swiss Open Super 300 Tournament.
Prime Minister further added “It is very interesting that in the month of March itself, when we were celebrating International Women’s Day, many women players secured records and medals in their name. India has bagged the top position during the ISSF World Cup shooting organised at Delhi. India has also topped the Gold Medals tally. This was only possible because of the fabulous display by Indian women and men shooters.”