In a maiden initiative in the history of National Basketball Association (NBA), the much-needed boost for women players in the country has been announced. In this initiative, a series of events will be conducted across the globe, particularly India, China, Australia and Senegal, where basketball development camps will be set up. The program will be materialized within a short while in 9th March 2018 in Latin America and the first NBA elite training camps for Indian girls will commence by the year-end. The NBA in association with the national federation will recognize around 20-25 girls below the age of 17 years and undertake for their advance training. The selection panel will emphasise on the overall development of a player and make the best utilization of all opportunities. It will employ a 360-degree holistic approach with a major focus on education, leadership, character development and enhancing individual life skill-set.
For Indians, it's a battle of sexes and it's been long that the aspirations and desires of our young talents are just shattered and even if they are successful in breaking the taboos, the aftermath is really tragic. But times are changing and Indian girls have shown their command in sporting community as well as evident from the 2016 Olympics. Who can forget the mesmerising performances of PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik, Aditi Ashok and many more. I am sure the girls must have ignited many more young hearts and with initiatives like this, the day is not far-off when Indian girls will break the myth of equality.
By: Subrata Dey