A poor family..
All it needed was Roti kapda makaan.....
Family shifted to PUOUKKOTTAI in search of the same.
Father started to work as a brick slain worker in some construction company…
Mother working as a maid in some household….
Family was blessed with a daughter…..And the family cursed God for giving her a girl….
They all ate ganji..(last resort of a food, prepared by water and a little bit of salt and rice grams)
They couldn’t afford to get her to the school…….
A few athletes spot the child and coach her to run fast and smart….
She learns to run and wins hearts…..
She wins at state level national level events…
Selected to represent the country at international level…
Wins a place in finals at Asian games 800 mts running….
Steps back for the lack of sponsores….
Some brave hearts from home town sponsor for her practice and her track suits…
Steps in for the country with renewed hope and aspirations………
Secures second place, beating a whole lot of acclaimed international athletes……..
And thus starts the career of one of the up-coming Indian athletes..
A girl from a poor background making it big at an inter-national compitition of huge importance………
One word that can sum-up the story… : INCREDIBLE!!
And this lady is 25 year old SOUNDARAJAN SANTI.
She has made India proud with her brilliant performance.
Her brief profile is here :
Name SOUNDARAJAN Santhi
Date of Birth 17 APR 1981
Height 161cm Weight 54kg
And why am I telling you this story??
Yes, its the way India glows and its the way Indians par!!
Everyone can become Santi and every child in India has that zeal in him to make India proud.
And it shows India has something outside cricket
Shanti failed the gender test. This is a highly disgracing and emberrasing news that one can hear. At once I thought of deleting the post, but finally decided to keep it as I feel this would be a good lesson to others practicing such. This might be a story of other Shanti who really achieved glory. Let me keep the post and all the comments. Thanks to everyone for dropping by the post.