Report – Prabhanjan Kumar
Jamshedpur. Jamshedpur’s daughter Komolika has brought laurels to Jharkhand by winning silver and bronze medals in the 36th National Archery Competition in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Today every citizen of Jharkhand is proud of Komolika Bari, but very few people know the story behind her success and the story of her parents’ sacrifice. The parents of Komolika, daughter of Jharkhand and Jamshedpur, encouraged the daughter with struggle. Even to pursue the daughter, she sold her house in Birsa Nagar Jamshedpur so that the daughter could be pursued in the field of archery.
Komolika Bari hails from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand and started her career in 2012 from the ISWP Archery Center. Komolika got admission in the Tata Archery Academy in 2016 after a stellar performance in the mini and sub junior categories for 4 years in the telegraph company. At Tata Archery Academy, he was taught the tricks of archery by legendary instructors like Purnima Mahato and Dharmendra Tiwari as Dronacharya. In the last four years, Komalika has won one and a half dozen national and international medals.
Komolika’s father Ghanshyam Bari, who worked as a tea shop and sometimes an LIC agent, had even sold his house to fulfill his daughter’s dream. His father sold his house to buy Dhanush for three lakh rupees. His dream is that his daughter should represent India in the Olympics. Komolika’s mother Lakshmi Bari was an Anganwadi worker but is now at home. Komolika’s mother wanted her daughter to take up archery as her career and make her name bright in this field.
When her house is sold, Lakshmi Bari tells that there is sadness but the daughter needed money to pursue her in archery and that is why she sold the house and collected money so that no problem of any kind could come. Today she is very happy that the daughter is progressing and the daughter also dreams that India should shine in the Olympic Games. At present, Komolika Bari’s father, mother and younger brother live in a rented house in Birsanagar, Jamshedpur. On behalf of Tata Steel, Komolika is engaged in archery practice at Tata JRD Stadium.
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 10, 2022, 14:24 IST