West Bokaro, June 21: Madhumita Kumari of West Bokaro has been selected in the national team for the ‘18th Asian Games’ scheduled in August this year.
A felicitation ceremony was organised by the Sports Department of Tata Steel’s West Bokaro Division for Madumita Kumari on Wednesday at Sports Complex, West Bokaro.
Sahabji Kuchrro, Chief Operations, Tata Steel (West Bokaro) attended the event as chief guest along with Prakash Ram, International Archery Coach, Kailash Gope, Treasurer, Rastriya Colliery Mazdoor Sangh (RCMS), Munna Vishwakarma, Assistant Secretary, RCMS, Col Bhawani Singh Nirwan, Head, Stakeholder Management, Tata Steel (West Bokaro) and Manoj Singh, Head, Security, Tata Steel (West Bokaro).
Madhumita Kumari is the first Indian female to represent India in the ‘Compound Category’ of Archery. She will be representing India in the upcoming ‘18th Asian Games’ scheduled to start from August 18, 2018 at Jakarta of Indonesia.
Madhumita started her sports career in 2008, when she first attended the Feeder Centre run by Tata Steel. She was groomed here for two years after which she was facilitated to join Birsa Munda Archery Academy, Silli in the compound category for advanced training. Since then, she has not looked back. With more than 50 medals at national level in her kitty, she is aiming high at the upcoming Asian Games. She has also represented the country in 12 International events including Asian Grand Pix, Asia Cup, Youth World Championship and World Cup.
Expressing his happiness on the success of Madhumita Kumari, Sahabji Kuchroo, Chief Operations, Tata Steel (West Bokaro) said: “I am delighted to see the success of Madhumita and wish her all the best for her upcoming event at Indonesia. At Tata Steel, we have always given priority to sports and considered sports as a way of life. The Feeder centre has groomed many national and international level players and we aim to produce many more.”
Madhumita’s father Jitender Narayan Singh is an employee of Tata Steel and has been supporting her daughter with all means possible.
Like Madhumita, many youngsters groomed at the Feeder centre facility in West Bokaro have bagged top slots in various national-level events in the past years, bringing laurels to the State. One-of-its-kind in the district, this centre offers facilities and training to budding sportsmen and facilitates them to join other State and National level coaching centres like Sports Authority of India, Army Sports Institutes in Pune and Jabalpur and other such institutes of repute.
Among others present on the occasion were officials of Tata Steel, Union representatives and trainees of Feeder Centre.