HomeNATIONRajasthan govt. nominates Avani Lekhara brand ambassador of ''Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao''

Rajasthan govt. nominates Avani Lekhara brand ambassador of ”Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”

The Rajasthan government has nominated shooter Avani Lekhara, who won a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics as the brand ambassador of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign in the state.

Mamta Bhupesh, the minister for women and child development, said on Tuesday that her department is delighted to name Lekhara as the campaign’s host for the campaign.

In the letter, Bhupesh wrote, “By winning the gold medal, you have made the country and the state proud.Your determination and hardwork has got the country this historic win and I hope that you will continue to inspire all the girls in Rajasthan with your dedication. I feel proud to appoint you as the brand ambassador for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.”

The 19-year-old shooter won the gold medal in the women’s 10m air rifle standing (SH1), defeating reigning champion Zhang Cuiping of China and Ukraine’s Iryna Shchetnik, who won silver and bronze, respectively.

Lekhara’s engagement, according to Shreya Guha, senior secretary, women and child development department, would create an enabling environment in the society for the education of girls. Lekhara, 19, hails from Jaipur and is wheelchair-bound after she met with an accident in 2012. With an injured spinal cord, she was paralysed below her waist.

(For more updates stay tuned with DNP India)

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