Captain of India’s National under-14 women’s football team is living in poverty

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India has been talking about women empowerment ever since Sakshi Mallik and PV Sindhu has won medals at Olympics. They have really made our nation proud. While we talk about their win and gift them crores of rupee for it from the treasury of the state, there is a girl Soni Kumari, who is the Captain of India’s under 14 Football team. Soni is from Bihar and leads a life in poverty. Although her team had won Asian Football Confederation Tournament in 2013.

Soni comes from a Dalit working class family in West Champaran district of Bihar. This talented fourteen year old has led India’s under 14 women’s football team to many international victories. Her hard work and struggles have got her many rewards, in many sports for her country. Despite of her bringing so many recognations and awards for the nation she along with her family live in a small, broken mud hut. She has also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Patna and has also been felicitated by UNICEF. Still neither the state nor the central government has extended any help to her. She sometimes used to come for practice on an empty stomach disclosed her coach. For such a talented and hard working girl how is the country rewarding her?

On behalf of the country nothing at all has been done to help her. She is willing to give it all for her passion for football even though she doesn’t get to eat two meals a day. Video Volunteers is campaigning for her.

Even you can come forward and help her. Charityworld urges our readers to share this article as much as possible. If possible, please call the Executive Officer of Urban Development & Housing department on +91-9470488468 and ask him to make sure Soni gets a proper house and training immediately.

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