Sandhya Rai named under ‘India’s Unstoppables’ is a daughter of a tea garden worker. She was named in a global initiative under ‘India’s Unstoppables’ and is one of 32 chosen Asian sportswomen to support women’s rugby on an international forum.
Sandhya Rai, 20, has accomplished to become the 32 Asian sportswomen chosen to support female rugby on an international stage.
Sandhya Rai named under ‘India’s Unstoppables’
Sandhya, the daughter of a tea garden worker in North Bengal, was dubbed ‘India’s Unstoppables’ in a worldwide initiative to encourage the sport by its governing body, World Rugby.
The ‘Unstoppable’ campaign by World Rugby was initiated to raise awareness and expand involvement through initiating dialogue through inspirational stories of women and girls participating in rugby at all levels of the game.
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said, “From the highest levels of the sport’s governance to grassroots participation, we are wholly committed to driving gender-balance and ensuring that women have equal opportunities both on and off the field, driving increased involvement and engagement in the women’s game from fans, audiences, players and investors,” reported Asia Rugby.
About Sandhya Rai
Sandhya Rai named under ‘India’s Unstoppables’ had raised and born near the forest of Baikanthapur, east of Siliguri. Her family who earned their living by working in a tea garden.
In 2013, some players from the Jungle Crows, an amateur rugby team in Kolkata, were invited to train some of the kids in the village, which proved to be the turning point, according to The Times of India.
Sandhya and her friends grasped the strength of the sport, and soon found that they hold the secret to a new and glorious future by excelling in the game.
With enthusiasm and determination, nine girls from this remote village overcame challenges and played rugby for India.
Sandhya was declared on, December 23, as the Invincible of India.
Sandhya has also launched ‘Pass For Passion’, a Jungle Crows initiative to raise funds for their Khelo Rugby project aimed at generating opportunities for young players, according to the reports.