Stick-fighting outdated girl beats lockdown woes; watch video


Pune, July 24

An 85-year-old girl from Pune in Maharashtra is getting reward from all quarters and assist amid the crippling coronavirus-induced lockdown after a video of her displaying exemplary stick-fighting expertise went viral on social media.

Shantabai Pawar was exhibiting her stick-fighting expertise on the streets of town throughout lockdown to earn cash for her household, which incorporates some orphaned kids she has taken underneath her care.

Her video not solely fetched praises however a number of folks got here ahead with ration and financial assist, amongst them movie actor Riteish Deshmukh who described her as “warrior aaji” (warrior grandmother) on a micro-blogging web site and contacted her.

Pawar mentioned she had been studying stick-fighting for the reason that age of eight, and would journey to completely different locations to show it, however the occasions of late had been distressing because the lockdown had introduced all the pieces to a standstill.

“Stores stopped giving me grocery. Since it was impossible to make ends meet in a large family that includes several small children, I decided to display my stick-fighting skill on the roads so that patrons would give money,” she mentioned.

A member of the family mentioned the video had helped them garner assist in type of type and money. PTI



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