After winning the bronze medal, the proud scenario where Sakshi said to the media that her dream of winning the medal took 12 years. She proudly stated that finally the hard work and efforts of all these years had paid off. Why don't we encourage the one who struggles? For once, just think that what if these ladies did not win the medals? Would the citizens, yet recognize their efforts? Why is it that only the authorities, states encourage them and we the audience do not? Like Sakshi and Sindhu, there must be many sportsmen. If the media decides to give the spotlight to the talents of tomorrow, it can not only encourage the players but also help the citizen to be aware.
Just think for once, how tremendous change it would make if we as the people of the country were updated with the struggle, hard work, challenges and efforts the sportsmen who are planning to represent our country is going through? Isn't it our job to be concerned about the nation's sports future as a citizen? It would also engage our interest and increase our knowledge in the various sports games.
And as the players, they will feel more connected as we are updated in every challenged they have faced. From the selection in the basic category of being selected for representing the country. Rather be cheering them only at their final performance, won't it be better to be their supporter?
The day the struggling sportsmen are encouraged and when media showcase their efforts and hard work, the future of sports in India will change.
Written by Radhika Shah
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