A rickshaw driver Manilal Gohil from Ahmedabad has bought his daughter a German made rifle worth Rs five lakh, with the moneyhe saved for her marriage. Manilal Gohil’s daughter, Mittal is a national level shooter as reported by TOI.
“My father and my family has sacrificed a lot just to fulfill my expensive hobby. After getting this rifle I will work hard to participate in international level and represent our country,” says Mittal Gohil while talking to TOI.
When Manilal and his daughter, Mittal went to apply for a license, the authorities were surprised that a rickshaw driver had managed to purchase such an expensive rifle for her daughter so that she can participate in international events and represent our country. On seeing Gohil’s effort, the police helped them get the required permission and praised Manilal.
In 2013, Mittal participated in the 57th All-India National Shooting Championships and she won a bronze medal, that too with a rented rifle.
Hats Off to Manilal Gohil & Mittal Gohil!
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