Dutee Chand PM Modi Interaction: Prime Minister of India lauded Dutee Chand’s performance so far during the interaction and asked for her perspective and preparations for the mega sporting event Tokyo Olympics on July 13.
Chand said, “I felt that if I play well I will get a job in the government sector & uplift the family.”
The Indian sprinter said that her mother faced a lot of pressure from society because of having more daughters than sons and now she wants to show that the country will progress only when its women prosper.
Ace sprinter Dutee Chand said in her interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday that she is looking to show at the Tokyo Olympics that Indian women are not less or weaker than anyone.
“We had little food to eat and my father’s income was also very low,” Dutee told PM Modi, “I was thinking if I play well I can get a good job in the government sector.”
"I felt that if I play well I will get a job in government sector & uplift the family. This is my second Olympics. I will participate without any fear & try to bag a medal for the country," Chand added
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Revealing that she has now managed to get a good life for her family, she thanked the PM and others who helped her to achieve that.
Dutee Chand: From Running Barefoot To Competing In Olympics
Hailing from Odisha, Chand was born to a family of weavers. She started running right from the age of four. Such was her financial status that she used to run barefoot during her initial training days.
Dutee, who is set to appear in the second Olympics of her career, being the third Indian woman to participate in the 100m event at the Olympics, told the Prime Minister on Tuesday, “I just want to show that no woman is less or weak in India.”
She added that women will progress and will bring pride to the country and that is what she wants to show by winning a medal for the country.