CSR & Social Empowerment / Environment
A true epitome of inspiration and strength, Mahavir Singh Phogat is an Indian amateur wrestler and senior Olympics coach. His audience find in his talks, a unique sense of connect as he shares the story of his family’s passion for the sport of wrestling, and their dedication and hard work that got them to rewrite history.
Winner of the Dronacharya Award by the Government of India, Mahavir belongs to a small village in Haryana. He met with very strong criticism for raising his daughters to be like sons, and for training them to fight in wrestling tournaments. Over the years, Geeta and Babita Phogat – the daughters of this proud father and coach – went on to become exceptional athletes who are idols for millions of aspiring women achievers in India today.
Geeta won India’s first gold medal in women’s wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and became the first Indian woman wrestler to quality for the Olympics. While, Babita secured a gold medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games among many other international achievements.