What a way to celebrate her coming up birthday on 25th August in advance at the Asian Games at Indonesia by not only winning a Gold Medal for the country on 20th of August but also made and created history by becoming 1st ever women from India to do so.

It is a great achievement for the 23 year old Haryana wrestler Vinesh Phogat. Incidentely she is closely connected to the Dangal (film by Amir Khan) famed Phogat family. She has also become the only women to win two medals in back to back Asian Games (bronze medal in 48 kg category in 2014 Asian Games.

I salute the perseverance, courage, determination and efforts of Vinesh Phogat and the family for showing her the path and for being with her in the times of the crisis. I am sure many would follow sports, not only in Haryana but other parts of Bharat (India), to achieve higher goals in life.

Image of Peafowl from the wilderness of Delhi taken in July 2017.

About Vinod Goel

He joined Customs & Central Excise service in 1982. As a civil servant, his job takes him to various parts of India, which gave him an opportunity to capture our wild heritage, through his camera. His passion for wildlife photography started in 2004 when he was posted at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and this passion continues till today.