Septuagenarian imparts training in marksmanship to girls in Bihar
Nalanda (Bihar), May 14(ANI): With an aim to increase women's participation in shooting, Chandro Tomar, a 76-year-old lady, is imparting training in shooting to girls from rural areas at Kalyan Bigha village in Bihar's Nalanda district.
Tomar, hailing from Baghpat region of Uttar Pradesh, was a national level shooter and had won numerous medals in international competitions.
She is currently organizing a 15-day training camp at Kalyan Bigha and scores of girls have enrolled in this.
"My aim is to motivate girls so that they would do something in their lives. We would also get happiness out of it," said Tomar.
On their part, the young trainee girls are an elated lot.
"I feel very happy. I am planning that after learning shooting and becoming a good shooter, I want to go for he Olympics and win medals," said Shweta Kumari, a participant in the training camp.
Tomar had learnt shooting at a training camp, while accompanying her granddaughter, at the age of 65.
After that she participated in various events and over the past one decade, she has trained hundreds of budding shooters.
She is also credited for giving training to about 27 international-level shooters, who are from her village.
Tomar has already organized training camps at various places across India with the aim of motivating more women into the sport. (ANI)
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