Home News Reports From Ahmedabad to Roland Garros, story of Ankita Raina, the rising tennis star

From Ahmedabad to Roland Garros, story of Ankita Raina, the rising tennis star

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise of treating sportsperson par with soldiers much before taking oath as prime minister has yielded commendable results. This time it is a story of a young tennis star from Gujarat, who now represents India in French open 2018.

Ankita Raina in action

Ankita Raina, from Ahmedabad, Gujarat currently ranks 187rd in WTA and has been qualified to play French Open at Roland Garros this year.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Ankita Raina’s story goes back to 2013 when she met the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi and spoke  about her hard work and the dream of representing the country in tennis. Ankita had already travelled for 13 overseas competitions on her own financial arrangements and she said it was difficult to finance all the overseas tours. She met Modi and informed him about her financial constraints.

The then Gujarat Chief Minister asked her to give her best in the game and assured her that everything will be taken care of. He included her as a benefactor in state’s government scheme of Shaktidhoot Yojana. Ankita said, “He gave me a patient hearing. I told him that I am India’s number one player and the first from Gujarat to achieve it but still struggle to get sponsors. I can’t travel much due to financial constraints. He promised me that something would be done. And within a month I got a cheque of Rs. 5 lakh and now all my travel expenses are taken care of,” Ankita said that the money received then had a great impact on her career.

Ankita said that she doesn’t have to worry about anything now and focus on the game. Ankita’s coach Hemant Bendre, has said the state government is working on a policy to support Gujarat players from different disciplines during that time. “It all happened very fast. They launched the policy within a month of that meeting and Ankita along with others started receiving the financial support. It was a fantastic move by them and I hope other state governments also follow the same policy”, Bendre said that Ankita has been promised Rs 25 lakh per year.

As Ankita Raina is qualified to the French Open, it is a matter of proud for every Indian. With her grit and determination, the 24 year old has done the country proud.

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Here is what may have triggered Rajdeep Sardesai’s own colleague slamming him for being a pliant journalist

Anjana Om Kashyap, one of the Editors of Aaj Tak who conducted that interview interestingly took to Twitter today to castigate what appears to be her colleague, Rajdeep Sardesai.

The side of Rabindranath Tagore that ‘Liberal Intellectuals’ don’t want you to see: Here is what he thought of Islam

Rabindranath Tagore was an extremely complicated man born into an extremely complicated era. Unfortunately enough, he became a victim of the newly minted artificially secular regime's revisionist project

Of Nationalism and Hindu history: When fiction writer Romila Thapar writes for racist NYT, the result is bound to be poppycock

In an article for the 'failing' New York Times (as POTUS Trump calls it), Romila Thapar, academia and approved fake news peddler, spreads rather dubious canards about Hindu Nationalism and Hindu history

That time in 2007 when BJP nearly got banned

Can you imagine the kind of outpouring of rhetoric that would happen if the BJP were doing this to the Congress today?

A dystopian future where Hindu nationalists take over: Social media reacts to Netflix’s latest Hinduphobic show ‘Leila’

After Ghoul and Sacred Games, Leila is the third show on Netflix that demonizes Hindus.
Here is what The Quint never asked Rahul Gandhi

Out, damned liar: The Quint crawls in its interview of Rahul Gandhi. Here is what Raghav Bahl never bothered to ask

Propaganda website The Quint, which is often caught lying and pandering to Rahul Gandhi, got the opportunity to interview Congress President Rahul Gandhi and they went out of their way to crawl
PM Modi's Kedarnath visit mocked by 'secular intellectuals'

PM Modi visits Kedarnath for prayer and meditation, ‘secular intellectuals’ rush to mock his faith

The visceral reaction that liberals have whenever Prime Minister Narendra Modi practices his Hindu faith reveals the deep insecurity they suffer from.

Sensing a possible Modi victory, Rajdeep Sardesai proceeds to discredit his own channel’s Exit Poll even before it is aired

Sensing that PM Modi might just come back to power for a second term, he has proceeded to discredit his own channel's Exit Poll which is yet to be aired.
Delhi Police rubbish Kejriwal's claims of doubt over his own PSOs

Muslims and EVMs: Arvind Kejriwal ready with excuses if AAP performs badly in Lok Sabha elections

Kejriwal while talking to Indian Express said that the Muslim vote "shifted" to the Congress at the last minute during the Lok Sabha polls in the capital.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories

Latest articles

Connect with us

163,274FansLike
138,589FollowersFollow
62,848SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans: