We cannot deny the fact that India is progressing, and women are equally participating in its progress than ever before. Despite all the odds women face in India, they have displayed the unbelievable courage to chase their dreams and prove themselves in the fields of education, business and even sports. Delhi girl, Aditi Chauhan has a similar story to tell to the nation and its women.
Aditi moved to London two years ago to pursue her Master’s degree in Sports Management from Loughborough University. Studying there, little did she know that her career would throw her life’s greatest opportunity to represent India and achieve the title of ‘The First Indian Female Footballer,’ at the third Asian Football Awards in London.
The Asian Football Project and English Football Association (FA) consistently backed her journey of achieving the place she has today. In an interview, Aditi said,
“This award is all worth it. Getting this award at Wembley is a fairytale, especially for someone who comes from a country that has no league for women. It was not easy to pursue a career in football. I am thankful to West Ham and my family for all the support.”
Initially, she faced problems of Visa in London, but that did not deter her from moving towards her passion.
She has now set an example of inspiration for all women who want to achieve milestones in their lives, especially in sports and are facing difficulties. Her message for all her fellow females of the nation is to believe in their dreams and never to give up on anything that defines their passion.
We are proud of Aditi Chauhan, our very own female Ronaldo in the making!