A poignant image of a volleyball player breastfeeding her baby during half-time of a match is inspiring people online. The powerful scene captured at the ongoing Mizoram State Games 2019 and now her photo is going viral online, as many lauded her steering change to normalise breastfeeding in public.
Lalventluangi, who plays for the Tuikum constituency was seen breastfeeding her seventh-month-old baby as the image was captured on the first day of the gaming event in Aizawl on Monday. Soon, the photo of the young mother who represents the Serchhip District in the state started circulating online with people saluting her spirits.
Here’s the viral photo:
With a few hours, the picture also caught the eye of the Mizoram Sports Minister Robert Romawia Royte, who while saluting the mother announced to reward her with Rs 10,000 as a token of appreciation.
Mizoram State Games ‘19 chu tan a na tlang a ni e….Ms Lalventluangi Tuikum Bial Volleyball Player pawhin chawlh lawk remchanga lain a naute thla 7 leka upa chu a hnute a hnek tir e!!
Ms Veni a ngaihsanawm em vangin Rs 10,000/- in puih kan tum e.
MSG tiropuitu a ni ngei e! pic.twitter.com/QHJ4tEmtQt
— Robert Romawia Royte (@robertroyte) December 9, 2019
Many people lauded her people lauding her for her attitude of dedication and courage taking along twin responsibilities of a sportswoman and motherhood in her stride. With many “saluting” her online, people dubbed it as greatest example of mother’s love and how women can ace both their professional and personal life.
Happened in Mizoram State Games 2019. Salute to the player! https://t.co/chahFY8W8P
— Aizawl Football Club (@AizawlFC) December 9, 2019
— Amjad Iqbal (@behtarkal) December 10, 2019
MAA TUJHE SALAM…..
— Manik Shaw (@ManikShaw7) December 10, 2019
SUPER MOM 😍
She prepared herself, yet again, for sport after just seven months of childbirth! Doesn’t matter the level of competition, You’re Awesome, Champ. https://t.co/ngw9OwS3mK
— Arun George (@saysarun) December 9, 2019
Sports. And Women You are True inspiration 🙏🙏 https://t.co/xsICD4NaUq
— Manju (@ManjuKB182) December 9, 2019
Salute to this Fighter-cum-sportswoman-cum-mother.
— PANKAJ CHOUDHARY (@PANCHOBH) December 10, 2019
— Peter Lalrintluanga (@Peterlalrintlua) December 9, 2019
Picture of the Day.
Picture of 2019.
This is Women Power
Victory of Women#ProudOfVeni #Mizoram #Talent#Courage #Winner #India@CMOMizoram@ZoramthangaCM@KirenRijiju@RijijuOffice@Media_SAI @IndiaSports @smritiirani@SmritiIraniOffc https://t.co/Z1yYWZymJ0
— Manit Singh (@ManitOfficial) December 9, 2019
Earlier, in 2018, a hockey player spoke about the stigma and shame attached to women breastfeeding in public and went viral for doing the same in the locker-room during a match.