5 DAYS TO GO! Devi Awards in Lucknow
Our eighth award winner to be featured in the Devi Awards countdown series is Kumud Tiwari.
Born in 1969, Kumud Tiwari's love for the sport began early, at the age of 8. Spending the rest of her childhood in a sports hostel in Lucknow, her hard work paid off when she was picked to be a part of the Indian Hockey team. As the goalkeeper of the Indian Women's Hockey team, Kumud's won national accolades with her play during the Women's Hockey World Cup. As an Indian Railways player, she has been a crucial part of the victories at national test matches and on the international playing field.When she visits home - Kuriya Village at Pilibhit - she makes sure to take the time out to enpower and inspire other hockey players, especially girls.
Kumud Tiwar is our Devi for proving that hard work and practice can make a star hockey player of international acclaim
The Devi Awards will be held in Lucknow on October 30, 2019, at CMS Gomti Nagar Extension Auditorium.