'Woman on Walk' Aims to Encourage Women Participation in Sports

Submitted by Subeditor on Mon, 2016-02-08 17:12 New Delhi:Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clarion call 'Beti Bachao - Beti Padhao', a noble initiative to promote sports was started with the launch of pre event press conference at the Press Club of India, by Women on Walk - an NGO which aims to provide direction and resources for women in the field of sports. Today, women are spearheading progress and development in several fields of work, but sporting arena remains one area of concern due to inadequate representation of women sportsperson. After the legendary P.T. Usha, it is only in the recent times we witnessed female sportswomen who created a niche for themselves and brought laurels to country in various sporting events like Sania Nehwal in Badminton, Sania Mirza in Tennis, Mary Kom in Boxing, Anju Bobby George in Athletics and Geeta Phogat in Wrestling. Ravindra Panwar, Trustee founder of the NGO, while addressing the media said,"We are organizing an event on women empowerment called 'Woman on Walk'. Through this event we aim to encourage women to participate in sports and represent our nation." He added that more than 5000 women are expected to participate in the event; he hoped to make this movement a grand success. Speaking on the occasion, Neelam Agarwal, an NRI business women who works a lot with organisations related to promoting sports amongst women globally said, "Women are no less than anyone and they have proved themselves time and again by rising up to the challenges thrown to them. With proper guidance and facility they can excel and bring laurels to the country." She felt very privileged to be associated with this mission and assured her full support to the organisers. Women on Walk is scheduled to take place on February 21st at Leisure Valley Ground, Gurgaon. The event comprises of a five-km walk around the Leisure Valley Ground, covering the area of HUDA city, Galleria market, Cyber hub and other corporate houses attracting maximum number of audience for the cause. Governor of Haryana Kaptan Singh Solanki has given his consent to race this occasion on February 21. (ANI)