February 7, 2023
NDTV News


Chandro Tomar died on April 30 attributable to COVID-19. (File)

Noida:

As a mark of respect to ladies energy, the taking pictures vary on the Noida stadium will probably be named after “Shooter Dadi” Chandro Tomar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath mentioned on Tuesday.

Jewar’s BJP MLA Dhirendra Singh wrote to the chief minister on Monday with a request that the recently-built taking pictures vary in Noida’s Sector 21 be named after Ms Tomar, who died on April 30 attributable to COVID-19.

Hailing from Baghpat in western Uttar Pradesh, Tomar was above 60 years of age when she picked up the gun for the primary time, however went on to win many nationwide competitions for veterans, her feats inspiring the award-winning Bollywood film, “Saand ki Aankh“.

Mr Adityanath introduced on Twitter that the taking pictures vary would now be named after Ms Tomar, an eminent shooter who symbolised “vitality, will power and women empowerment”.

“Naming the shooting range after Chandro Tomar is a tribute to women power, in line with the Mission Shakti programme of the Uttar Pradesh government,” he tweeted in Hindi.

In his letter to the chief minister, Mr Singh had highlighted how Ms Tomar, who hailed from Baghpat’s Johri village, broke the boundaries of orthodoxy to make the state and the nation proud.

“In a region, where women stay in the confines of household responsibilities, she stepped out because of her strong will power and earned a place for herself in the world that today makes ordinary women in villages proud of her,” he wrote.

A befitting tribute to Ms Tomar would pave the way in which for lakhs of girls and women, who’ve been impressed by “Shooter Dadi“, to attain their targets, he added.

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