It is IPL season, and that brings to mind players like Kohli, Dhoni and Jadeja. But how many of us know that there’s a female T20 tournament as well? Despite the efforts of trailblazers like Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana, the concept of women’s cricket is paid lip service to in India, rather than treated as a league worth watching.
This mindset has to be changed from the grassroots, so that little girls aspiring to be the next Harmanpreet Kaur feel encouraged to pursue sports. We believe that media representation is a powerful catalyst for change. Empowering characters act as role models for our children, molding their young minds to embrace equality.
Our little heroine, Ramya, from the immensely popular “World of Ramya and Ramu” series, has her heart set on playing cricket but faces many obstacles. Reading about her passionate resolve and eventual triumph is a subtle way of telling kids that talent is determined by hard work, not gender. What do you feel? Leave a comment!