Indian Women Hockey Team Stick (Photo Credit: News Nation )
New Delhi :
The Rakshak Brand Hockey Stick of the Indian Women Hockey team was presented to Prime Minister Nrendra Modi on his 71st birthday by the Indian Women Hockey Team. The blue coloured hockey stick includes a logo named Rakshak written in white, with the model number Rani 28, which directly points to Rani Rampal, captain of the Women Hockey Team of India. The signatures of the entire Indian hockey team run along the body of the hockey stick. The stick has been selected for the auction at the base price Rs. 80,00,000.
The Ministry has announced a website: https:/pmmementos.gov.in from where persons/organisations can participate in the e-Auction. Rani Rampal, Indian Women Hockey Team Captain was just 14 when she made her international debut. She began playing hockey at the age of six with a broken stick. Despite her poverty-stricken childhood, Rani remained focused. She convinced her parents to let her play hockey. At present, she’s a junior world cup bronze medallist, two-time Asian Games medallist and an integral part of the Indian team which, for the first time in history, qualified for successive Olympics.
Following the men’s team’s bronze medal triumph in Tokyo, the women’s team’s fourth place finish will be a morale-booster. Infact, at the Tokyo Olympics, India is one of the seven countries whose both women’s and men’s teams reached the knockout stages. Long after the heat of battle, tears continued to flow from the Indian women’s hockey team members' eyes. In soaring temperatures (43 degrees pitch side), the plucky Indian women’s team had pushed the 2016 Olympics gold medallists Great Britain so hard that even the rival camp were left to admire their determined effort.
As the women sobbed and were consoled by both the coaching staff as well as their opponents, the scoreboard flashed the final result—4-3—which told both sides of the story: a valiant fight and an opportunity missed narrowly. But this confirms the fact that the sport of hockey is back on track. This also means that India could become one of the superpowers of hockey in the coming years. Well e-auction is in process. If you want to buy Indian Women Hockey Team stick then you can go to the official website https://pmmementos.gov.in/#/ , create a user id and search for the stick with product id: WOWDO_9430.
After this, you can click the add to cart option to grab the stick. Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on twitter urged people to take part in the auction of several gifts and mementoes that he has received over the years. He also added that the proceeds would go to the ‘Namami Gange’ initiative.