• Government of Telangana
    Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society
    ( TSWREIS )

Anjali and Nikitha from social welfare residential institutions and Parvathi and Anitha from tribal welfare residential educational institutions have travelled a long way from extremely humble family backgrounds to the Senior Hyderabad Women's Cricket team. The rise of marginalized girls to the senior Women's Hyderabad Cricket team is very inspirational for thousands of marginalized girls for whom touching a cricket bats and playing cricket is a big deal in their communities. Swaeroes once again proved that they are second to none in this world if right opportunities are provided. The rise of four marginalized girls is worth celebrating because of the fact that all these girls are aged below 18 years, and yet they have been picked up for the senior women cricket team (U-23) considering their outstanding talent on the cricketing field. Anjali from Mudigonda mandal, Khammam district says "whatever I am today is because of the cricket intensive coaching camp being run by social and tribal welfare residential educational institutions. I never imagined that I would get selected to the Hyderabad women cricket team at a very young age. I want to represent the Indian women cricket team in international tournaments one day". Anitha, a tribal girl of Hanumanpalli thanda of Mahaboob Nagr district says, cricket is my passion and thanks to the government of Telangana for launching cricket academies and encouraging poor children to shine in sports". The heart-warming stories of Anjali, Nikitha Parvathi and Anitha are similar and they all stand tall having overcome odds of poverty and their stories are surely one of guts and glory. Cricket academies launched by social and tribal welfare residential educational institutions were game changers for these girls