Salima Tete of Jharkhand shines in hockey that overcomes poverty

Salima Tete of Jharkhand shines in hockey that overcomes poverty

Salima is from the village of Barki Chhapar under the Sadar block of the Simdega district.

Salima is from the village of Barki Chhapar under the Sadar block of the Simdega district.

Salima has a wonderful and inspiring journey from a small town in Jharkhand to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

It will not be an exaggeration to call the Simdega district of Jharkhand the hockey kindergarten in India. The district has given India many brilliant players who have worked very hard to make their team win and make India proud. When a Female Hockey Player, Salima Tete was selected for the first time to Tokyo Olympics, the Indian women’s hockey team was expected to put on a great performance at the Olympics.

Salima is from the village of Barki Chhapar under the Sadar block of the Simdega district. Her father Sulakshan Tete is also a good hockey player and that is how Salima grew up with hockey since childhood. His mother Subhani Tete is a housewife.

Salima has built her hockey career fighting poverty and financial difficulties since childhood. The state of the home of this outstanding hockey player will break anyone’s heart. He didn’t even have a television in his house until recently. The Simdega district administration installed a smart TV with a decoder in their home on August 4, following the instructions of Chief Minister Hemant Soren. The government acted only after photographs of Salima’s house went viral on social media.

Salima used to participate in the Lathakhaman hockey tournament with her father every year. His father had also previously received the best player award at this tournament. During this, the president of Hockey Simdega, Manoj Konbegi, saw Salima play. He called her for a tryout at the Simdega Hockey Residential Center. Then in November 2013 Salima was selected for the residential center.

Due to her talent, she was selected for the SGFI National School Hockey Tournament on the Jharkhand team. In 2016, she was selected to the youth Indian women’s hockey team. In 2018, Salima was awarded the position of captain of the youth Indian women’s hockey team at the Youth Olympic Games and the team won the silver medal. As a result of Salima’s wonderful display of the game, she was selected to the senior Indian women’s hockey team in 2019 and was later selected for the Olympics.

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