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GD Goenka Sports Arena hosts ‘Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers’ meet under EU Gender Champions

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‘Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers,’ a part of their three-month initiative as EU Gender Champions, promoting gender equality and empowerment through sports, was on full display at the GD Goenka Sports Arena on June 14.

India’s celebrated sports champions: National Footballer Manisha Kalyan, World Boxing Champion Gaurav Bidhuri, and Asian Medalist Archer Jayalakshmi Sarikonda shared their inspiring journeys, highlighting the challenges and successes they have encountered in breaking barriers within the sports industry at the event hosted in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Following the testimonials, there was an exciting all-girls football match between the NGOs Slum Soccer and CEQUIN. This match was organized in partnership with the UN in India, UNICEF, and the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) to showcase the talents and determination of young female athletes, fostering a sense of unity and empowerment among participants and spectators alike.

The event was also graced by the presence of esteemed dignitaries, including the Ambassador of Belgium, Didier Vanderhasselt, Netherlands Ambassador Marisa Gerards, and Shombi Sharp, the UN Resident Coordinator for India.

Nipun Goenka, Managing Director of GD Goenka Group, said they are honored to host this initiative and witness the incredible talent and determination of these young athletes.”

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