Woman is no way lower to man in every field. In fact, women excelled more than men. Government of India also gives utmost support and thrives to uplift women in every sector.
But still there are some parents who don’t even support their children dreams.
A 2015 survey done by HSBC showed that 51% of Indian parents wanted successful careers for their children. They chose a successful career over happiness and health of their children.
But the father of seventeen-year-old Iqra Rasool is not like those parents who force their children to get IIT tag and earn huge salaries. He understood her child dream of representing India in the international arena besides meeting the captain of Indian Cricket Team, Virat Kohli.
Iqra Rasool, known as Baramulla's super girl is the resident of Dangiwacha in Rafiabad nestled in North Kashmir. She is known to prove her mettle on the cricket ground. Just like the Phogat sisters, boys of her town as well dare not tease her.
Boys Cricket Team Wants Me To Join Them, says Iqra
She dreams of seeing herself at a position as high as cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, has an immense love for the game that dates back to her childhood.
She says, "Earlier I used to play with boys. Now I have a coach. I always find overs – bowled by girls – quite easy to bat. Members from the boys’ team have asked me to join them, but my mother is apprehensive… This is my dream and I am fortunate that I am living it."
Her father Ghulam Rasool Lone says, "Iqra's dreams are big. She wants to lead the Indian National Women's Team at an international arena. But to achieve this goal, she needs the support of Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA)"
The Jammu and Kashmir Police are giving a lot of support to Iqra. They have vowed to come to her aid and promised her a cricket ground, required equipment and a cycle – besides promising her to get the attention of higher authorities to the issue of talent-recognition of budding cricketers.
DIG, North Kashmir, Nitish Kumar said, "Iqra is a brave girl. Braver is her father who has allowed her daughter to pursue her dream without fearing patriarchal society. JK Police will always support her."
She was selected by the JKCA in 2013 for her outstanding performance in the inter-district tournaments. Iqra has represented her state four times at the national level at Amritsar, Goa, Haryana, Himachal and Jammu.
Much respect to her parents for supporting her dreams and best wishes to Iqra. We wish to see you leading the Indian National Women's Team at an international arena.