Pinky Karmakar will be Indian ‘torch bearer’ at London Olympics

imagePinky Karmakar, a 17 year old girl and a student of class X from a remote tea garden in Assam will be among India’s ‘torch bearer’ at the London Olympics. She will represent India among 20 countries at the Olympic torch relay in Nottinghamshire on June 28, 2012. 

Her father is a painter and her mother a tea-leaf plucker in a tea garden.Pinky runs a daily sports programme at her school and teaches for about 40 women, including her mother. She has also actively participated in the programmes that create awareness about child marriage, adult literacy and alcoholism.

Pinky is part of the International Inspiration Programme, a sports legacy project of London 2012, run in partnership with UK Sport, Unicef and the British Council.
The motto of the programme is to reach young people all around the world and connect them to the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport.

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  • Babul thakur
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    Pinky all d best. She is my student of tution class. We, the All assam tea tribes student association arrange a ABHINANDAN(falesate) progamme at the Borboruah tea garden puja field. In this progame administrative person, cheif guast will invite by us in this progamme.

  • Babul thakur
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    She is so simple girl,hardworking girl,student of Borboruah girls high school. Nina Baruah is headmiss. Her brother name is Shiva karmakar. We are very thankful to Unicef and IIF. But Assam or Indian govt do not say anthing about her.

  • GKToday
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    Babul Ji,
    We are proud of her too – GKToday

    The whole Nation is proud of her …

  • Bharathi
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    All best pinky to represent on behalf of 121cr indians.

  • Lorence Sindri
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    Hey, Pinky bst of luk. Wen i heard tht u r selcted t0 represent 121 cr0res indians m felt very hpy. Gud luk Pinky. Go ahd, my best wishs will alwz wit u. T0day we feel pr0ud for a advasi gurl n tht z u Pinky…. May g0d bless u……

  • Amir Sobor
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    But indian and assam said nothing about her…/

  • Luhit Ekka
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    Its tea garden power…