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It is about hard work and not gender : Geeta Phogat

  • Women's Day, Geeta Phogat, Babita Phogat, International Women's Day
    Wrestler-sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat during an International Women's Day event

    International Women's Day, the Phogat sisters say women could do anything that men could. "It's about hard work and not gender," says Geeta Phogat.

  • Women's Day, Geeta Phogat, Babita Phogat, International Women's Day
    Phogat sisters want more schools and colleges for women so that women could be brought out of stifling social control.

    The Phogat sisters think education could play a great role in women empowerment in rural areas.

  • Women's Day, Geeta Phogat, Babita Phogat, International Women's Day
    Wrestler-sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat during an International Women's Day function

    Our parents faced more hardship than us. They didn't stop us from training despite hearing the taunts from the people in the village. We were fortunate to have parents like them says Geeta.

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