‘Education has made who I am today - it was only because I went to school that I got a chance to be selected to train as an archer. Now I compete internationally and travel the world – school gave me this, I thank my parents for sending me to school.’
Laxmirani Majhi is an archer who competes in international level competitions for India. When Laxmi was young, her family knew the most important thing was for Laxmi to go to school; many girls in Laxmi’s village did not go to school.
Now, while completing her education, Laxmi has won so many archery competitions and has been awarded the position of a cadet by the Tata Sports Academy, in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.
Laxmi’s first chance to become an archer was offered to her when the selectors for the archery academy visited her Government School.
Laxmi is from the Santhal tribe; she grew up in Bagula village, Ghatshila district in Jharkhand and she is 17 years old.