Inspirational : Heroic Tale of Underprivileged Girls

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She says she remembered the days she was slapped and sweep floors when she went to the Panchayat Office get birth certificates for her passport.
Why’s there no media coverage of this inspiring victory, is it because this was not cricket? Here is a heroic tale of ourunderprivileged girls, who made us proud despite all odds.Two weeks back, as a billion plus India slept, a handful of Jharkhand tribal girls proudly held aloft a trophy they won in their *maiden entry* in a football tournament in far-flung Spain.

They were the same girls who were slapped, kicked and made to sweep floors by arrogant bureaucrats in Jharkhand when the girls asked for birth certificates, a necessity to apply for passports.

It was the night of July 13. Hundreds of firecrackers lit the skies as the girls screamed Vande Mataram – their battle cry – for being placed third in the Gasteiz Cup, the world’s best testing ground for teenager football in Victoria Gastiez.

The girls were lovingly titled ‘The Supergoats’ by the organizers in Spain the moment they saw the girls playing barefoot in practice matches on arrival.
Why? Because the girls had limited football gear and could not take the risk of tampering it before the tournament. They were overawed by international teams in the first tournament, the Donosti Cup, but came to their own in the second tournament.

Offering a consolation prize for the third team – winner of a match between losing semi-finalists – was a mere formality for the organizers.But for the girls, it was a giant leap into global soccer from their impoverished Rukka village near Ranchi, considered one of the world’s epicenters of child marriage and human trafficking.

As soon as the announcement was made for the prize distribution ceremony, the girls rushed into their dressing room and returned, some barefoot, wearing red-bordered white saris, their traditional festive dress. Many had their plastic flowers in their hairs.

And when they huddled together after the mandatory photo session, some wept inconsolably because they had almost given up their hopes to participate in this tournament.

All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel was not aware of the girls’ superlative achievement, nor was the country’s new sports minister Jitendra Singh.

“We could not sleep that night (July 13),” says Rinky Kumari, 13, captain of Supergoats. Once she bunked her school helped her mother do household chores. Today, thanks to football, everyone knows her name in the village.

She says she remembered the days she was slapped and sweep floors when she went to the Panchayat Office get birth certificates for her passport.

“ I do not remember the slap, I remember the Cup,” says Rinky. For her, and her teammates, it means a lot.

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An Invitation to All Writers, Bloggers and Thinkers

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We cordially invite you to be a part of our debut publishing work “Blank Space” – An anthology-styled book series.

As the title says a ‘Blank Space’ can be filled with anything. We are hopeful to fill it with positive thoughts on various issues in multiple genres like stories, poems, arts and articles. This ‘Volume 1’ of ‘Blank Space’ will emphasize on Short Stories that are ‘Filled with inspiration’

Why “Blank Space”?

1. To spread Positive Vibes by promoting the reading habit among students(special focus), parents and people who hardly spend time on reading. For ardent book readers this will give a whole new experience. Blank Space will be translated into other languages as well and published* (*based on the availability of our associates and translators).

2. We are focusing on reaching students in schools and colleges to cultivate a habit of reading the Appropriate Stuffs, which will help them build a better perspective on the life, so they can groom themselves as a responsible individual. We aim to achieve this by addressing the right issue and creating an interest in them to care for the society. So you can be assured that your work will reach a larger number of people and inspire them.

Apart from the idea of taking this book, we are engaged in conducting various free workshops, training programs on leadership, ambitious thinking, environmental awareness, sustained living, etc. We will be coming up with more events for the students, especially in rural areas of India. If you are interested in knowing more about our works, please contact helpdesk@propelsteps.com (or) +91 72000 48566

Positive Vibes – Every good thought seeded in a mind to encourage creation of a good individual and thus a good society 

3. To encourage writers / aspiring writers by creating an ultimately different platform for them to get published, earn money and reputation. More than that we ensure your words impact many lives positively. We purely believe in you and your writing. Your background, experience, fame does not really matters. You may be an amateur writer or someone who never wrote anything before, but you may want to write now, we welcome you.

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To say briefly – You write according to the proposed topic and guidelines. Send it to us, our team will shortlist, publish it and you can earn as an author. Most importantly the copyright of your work always belongs to you.

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Since this is for a good cause we hope you will support us. If you choose to contribute as a Writer, then please drop a mail to publish@propelsteps.com we will get back to you with more detailed information on how we can proceed further with the present volume.

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Story : Never let go Dreams

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This is a story of Monty Roberts.

As he was a kid, his father, as a horse trainer was moving from stable to stable, from ranch to ranch, training horses. Thus, the boy‘s school career was constantly interrupted. One day, when he was a senior, teacher asked him to write about what he wanted to be when he grew up. He did not hesitate a minute and wrote seven-page paper about his aim to be an owner of a horse ranch, he wrote many details and drew a location of buildings and stables and even a detailed house plan.

Two days later he received his paper back with a letter “F“ (fail) on the front page. After class he came to the teacher and asked: “Why did I receive an F?“. The teacher responded: “This dream is so unrealistic for a boy like you, who has no money, no resources and who comes from an itinerant family. There is no possibility that you will reach your greatest goals one day.“ Then the teacher offered to rewrite the paper with a more realistic attitude.

The boy went home and asked his father, how should he act. The father answered: “This decision is very important for you. So you have to make your own mind on this“.

After several days the boy brought the same paper to his teacher. No changes were made. He said: “Keep the F and I will keep my dream“.

Now Monty Roberts owns 4,000-square-foot house in the middle of 200-acre horse ranch and he still has that school paper, which now is framed over the fireplace.

Remember, you have to follow your heart and never let anyone steal your dreams.

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Story : The First Public Concert

The first concert

Even the people outside the Auditorium could hear the cheers and applauses, as the beguiled audiences roared a standing ovation.

Some eyes are even filled with tears to hear such a musical treat.

Arun-the drummer walked to Nisha- the pianist, held her hands so as Sam-the flute player and the trio bowed down to the hundreds of people cheering.

You may think, what so special about these kind of events?

Lo and behold. 

Sam can speak only via his flute, Nisha can never get up from her piano chairs and Arun has never heard the sounds of his loud drums. That was their First Public Concert.

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Disability can never disable One’s Dreams

– Din

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