Idea Exchange With Sakshi Malik
Sakshi Malik, a 24-year-old from Rohtak, is the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal. Her bronze in the 58 kg category, one of the two medals India’s biggest-ever Olympic contingent secured at the Rio Games, got her the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. Sakshi is also the brand ambassador for the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ campaign in Haryana, a state infamous for its skewed gender ratio. She says she is concerned about the obstacles women wrestlers face.