- Vandana Kataria is a resident of Roshanabad, a small village in Haridwar.
- Started playing hockey at the age of 9
- With only one pair of shoes, the three brothers and sisters used to practice hockey in turn.
Devesh Sagar, Haridwar
Against South Africa at Tokyo Olympics-2021 Indian women’s hockey team Who can forget the victory of South Africa had to face defeat due to the spectacular performance of Vandana Katariya, who created history by scoring a hat-trick in a do or die match. After this victory, the curiosity of knowing about Vandana Kataria appeared in the minds of the people. People searched a lot on the internet about Vandana Kataria, but do you know that this player, who gave India a grand victory, hails from a small village in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand.
Vandana Kataria is a resident of Roshanabad, a small village in Haridwar. Vandana Kataria has also been the former captain of the Indian women’s hockey team. Vandana Kataria has reached this point by working hard despite the paucity of resources in the stadium located in Roshanabad village of Haridwar. People are appreciating Vandana Kataria fiercely and setting an example for girls not to be less than men.
Vandana Kataria has 9 siblings
The daughter was born on 15 April 1992 in the house of Nahar Singh Kataria, who worked as a class IV employee in BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited). Whose name was named Vandana Kataria. Vandana Kataria’s mother Suran Devi is a housewife. Vandana Kataria has nine siblings. In which Vandana Kataria comes at number seven. Vandana’s father Nahar Singh himself was a wrestler and used to take part in the wrestling in the village.
Father took loan and sent daughter to play Lucknow
Born in a middle-class family, Vandana Kataria started playing hockey at the age of 9. In the initial days, when Vandana Kataria used to go to practice at Roshnabad Stadium, she was short of resources. Vandana’s brother Pankaj Kataria, Vandana Kataria and her sister Reena Kataria used to practice with a kit. With only one pair of shoes, the three brothers and sisters used to practice hockey in turn. After practicing for a long time at the Sports Stadium Roshanabad, Vandana Kataria came to play at the KD Singh Stadium in Lucknow. Due to the bad condition of the family, Vandana Kataria’s father and her elder brother took loans from people and sent Vandana to Lucknow.
Won bronze medal in Junior Women’s World Cup
Vandana Kataria has played in the women’s hockey team for India in many countries. Vandana Katariya became the first woman to win a bronze medal at the 2013 Junior Women’s World Cup in Germany. At the same time, Vandana Kataria had a great performance for her team in the Commonwealth Games as well. In recent times, Vandana Kataria is also working as TC in Railways.