Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha is a retired Indian track and field athlete. She has been associated with Indian athletics since 1979. She is often called the “queen of Indian track and field”. Usha has won multiple medals in various games through out her career. By the end of her career, she had won 101 international medals. She has been awarded the Padma Shri and Arjuna Awards. She currently lives in Kerala with her family.
From milestones and targets, to motivation and progress, from fighting all obstacles, to moving ahead for success ! You have led the way and stood with us, through all times and things . Witnessing your exemplary leadership has given us wings to soar and contribute to the dreams of the nation !
A true visionary and people’s leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, you have heralded the dawn of a new progressive and skillful India under your able leadership. The core philosophy of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas’ has come true with equal opportunity for everyone to contribute to our Nation’s growth and development.
In the area of Sports, India has witnessed a enhanced level of achievements at the world level in recent years. Under your able leadership to promote Sports across the country , excellent Grassroot programs have been initiated by the Ministry of Sports and Youth affairs.
The administrative support and recently initiated conducive policies for benefit of athletes has been highly motivational , which has been the primary reason for success in the Sports field for India and we look forward to higher milestones in future.
Olympian run foundations , academies and sports training centres like the Usha school Of Athletics, have been positively supported by the govt and we hope to create world class champions for the country in the coming years. Making such world class infrastructure accessible and affordable to the diverse talent pool across the country, would be a much needed initiative for a positive and paradigm shift in the Sporting ecosystem of the country.
Women empowerment programs for young female champions from rural areas, can be implemented at these centres, which would create a great social impact and offer them an excellent platform to achieve their Sporting dreams
On your special day, may the light always shine with good health , energy and great fitness, as you continue to inspire and lead us on the path to India’s glory.
My family and students join me in wishing you a very Happy 70th Birthday.