Women today are no longer considered less than any man. The women of our country have excelled in various fields like science, technology, business and especially in sports.
One such inspirational woman is Amrita. In 41-year-old Amrita Marwah has a black belt in taekwondo. The mother of two from Panchkula, Haryana, has been training slum children every day from 5:30 pm to 7 pm in Hallomajra.
Amrita herself, a Bachelor of Science Graduate in Medical Lab Tech, began to learn martial arts when she was in school.
A total of 18 children trained by Chandigarh's Amrita, and as reported by a leading daily, have participated in international events and won medals.
Her students Parmod Kumar and Suraj Kumar, both from the slums of Hallomajra, traveled to Bangkok to participate in the Third Heroes Taekwondo International Championship and Para-Taekwondo 2017, organized by Thonburi University. The event had participants from around ten countries, including Hong Kong, China, Uzbekistan, Iran, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Nepal, and Qatar.
Suraj, one of her student, says that the training is free, but to be worthy competitors to those from other countries, good stamina is paramount, and for that, a good diet is a must. Suraj also works as a waiter, and whatever he earns, he puts into his diet.
There are around 450 students from different slums, being trained in the martial art, including around 50 girls.
Her classes in Haryana called the 'Amrita Marwah Activity Society' are a part of the registered society for underprivileged children.
Her story is surely the inspiration for many people in our country. She is an example of how a strong teacher is women. Stay tuned to Laughing Colours for more inspiring news and updates.