The ZEE News Fair Play Awards were held in New Delhi on March 21, 2018. The awards instituted by ZEE News felicitated Indian women athletes for their outstanding contribution to the world of sports.
Speaking at the event, Shri Subhash Chandra says that women are stronger than men, and that over the years men have kept on telling them that they are weak and so their minds have been conditioned to believe it. “But women are not weak. They are more powerful, have more stamina, more determination and endurance,” he adds.
Illustrating this he says, “It is similar to why an elephant does not break a weak chain and run away. Despite tremendous strength the elephant allows itself to be controlled. Why is this? When the elephant-trainer was asked he answered that it is because, right since the elephant was a calf it has been embedded in to its mind that when it is tied with this rope or chain it cannot run away. Its mind is conditioned so it does not try even as a huge and powerful elephant.”
He also recalls how his mother would fetch water all by herself from 200 to 300 metres away and manage to also cook food for over 20 people every single day.
Talking about how people’s interest in other sports apart from cricket is growing, he says that it is evident when #Sindhu trends on social media ahead of cricket even as both matches were happening at the same time, that the future of other sports is bright in India.
He also promises to continue promoting the contribution of women in world of sports.
Watch the video to listen to his full speech.