CWG 2022 Despite the Deteriorating Economic Condition, Sangita Kumari Did Not Let Her Dreams Break


Sangita Kumari struggled a lot to fulfill her dreams of playing in the Indian women’s hockey team. However, Sangita is now all set to don the blue jersey as she will represent the country at the inaugural Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham, London.

Due to the weak financial condition of the family, there is no television in their house even today. She is originally from Karangaagudi village in Simdega district of Jharkhand.

When Jharkhand’s hockey president Bholanath Singh came to know about Sangita’s financial condition, he sent an LED TV from Ranchi to Sangita’s house on Thursday so that the player’s family and people in their village could watch the Commonwealth game live.

Three players of the Indian women’s team hail from Jharkhand, including Nikki Pradhan, Salima Tete and Sangita Kumari.

The financial condition of all three players is very bad. All three players have made a place in the Indian hockey team today with their hard work and practice.

Of these three players, Nikki Pradhan and Salima Tete were also part of the Indian women’s hockey team, which performed brilliantly on the hockey field at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in Japan.

Sangita has been offered a chance to play for the Indian women’s hockey team in various international level competitions, but this is the first time that she is representing the country at the inaugural CWG 2022.

The family of Sangita Kumari, a resident of Karangaagudi village of Kersai block, located about 35 km from the insurgency-affected Simdega district headquarters of Jharkhand, still lives in a kutcha house.

Apart from her parents, she lives with five sisters and a brother. Sangita’s parents are taking care of their family by doing wage work or farming.

Also A Few Months Back, Sangita Got A Job in the Railways, From Which She is Taking Care of Her Family

When Sangita got her first salary from the Railways, she gifted a hockey ball to the children of her village.

Sangita’s father Ranjit Manjhi told that, the daughter has always been passionate about hockey. Despite the poor financial condition of the house, he worked hard.

Seeing a large number of girls in his village as well as his elder sisters playing hockey, he also insisted and started playing hockey with bamboo sticks for the first time.

A Few Months Later, He Got the Opportunity to Play in Sidega. There He Played the Ball With Real Hockey For the First Time

There he performed brilliantly, due to which he got an opportunity to play at the state level. There he was given practice. He did not look back from here until he achieved the feat.

In 2016, Sangita joined the Indian hockey team for the first time. The same year she participated in the 5 Nation Junior Women’s Tournament in Spain. In 2016, he won a bronze medal in the Under-18 Asia Cup in Thailand.

In the Under-18 Asia Cup, India scored a total of 14 goals, out of which eight were scored by Sangita alone. Seeing her excellent form, she was selected in the Indian women’s team for the Commonwealth Games.

Bholanath Singh, who sent TV to Sangita’s house, says he hopes his parents and siblings will now be able to watch him live for India in Birmingham.

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