Tweeple celebrate Arati Saha’s birth anniversary and remember her amazing triumphs as one of India’s top swimmers.
There have been many Indians who made sure to shine the country’s name across the world with their deeds. Arati Saha is an Asian swimmer who made her own name in the sport making her country proud. She made her own mark by becoming the first Asian woman to swim across the English Channel.
Arati was able to swim 42 miles from Cape Gris Nez, France to Sandgate, England. She took to swimming at quite a young age and won her first gold medal at the age of five. And soon became a swimming prodigy. Indian swimmer Mihir Sen was her inspiration behind going for the long swim as said by her in her interviews. She was also one of India’s youngest members on the 1st Olympic team representing the country. Arati was also the 1st Sportswoman to receive the Padma Shri award. The popular search engine Google honoured her on her 80th birth anniversary with the search engine artwork and Twitterati also remembered the amazing woman on her birth anniversary.
Twitter celebrated Arati Saha’s birth anniversary:
Am honour Arati Saha on her birth anniversary today. 🏊♀️
She was the first Asian to swim across the English Channel, way back in 1959.
Her determination earned her the first Padma Shri awarded to any sportswoman in India. pic.twitter.com/GFoOEplYCv
— Hitanshi Sharma (@HitanshiSharma8) September 24, 2020
The 1952 Helsinki Olympics also for the first time saw a strong women's contingent from India. Besides Arati Saha, there were Dolly Rustom Nazir (swimming), Nilima Ghose and Mary D'Souza (athletics). Below a great picture of Ghose and D'Souza from the '52 Games. https://t.co/dBcf3CW5q0 pic.twitter.com/VLCU8cjyzz
— Ronojoy Sen রণজয় (@ronojoy_sen) September 24, 2020
#BollywoodCleanup It’s the time now to choose our role models carefully. Druggies can’t be our role models! Soch badlo,desh badlega!Here is my inspiration Ms Arati Saha, First asian woman to swim across the English Channel! @ishkarnBHANDARI @iujjawaltrivedi #CBIUnfoldSSRMystery pic.twitter.com/u3DJ3eov0V
— PIYALI (@piyaliBh) September 24, 2020
Google is honouring Arati Saha today and most of us don't know about her(including me). Being a sports enthusiast and sportsman myself its really shameful for me that we know nothing about her.
A humble request: Search for her on Google and comment one fact in this section pic.twitter.com/zuRr8uO3qM
— Akshit Awasthi 🦋 (@iAkshitAwasthi) September 24, 2020
Happy Birthday Arati Saha,she was the first long distance swimmer best known for becoming first Asian woman to swimming across the English channel and first Indian sportswomen to be awarded Padma Shri @SwimmerOW pic.twitter.com/J3Dcsft4J4
— @Nishantnick (@Nishantnick2) September 24, 2020
#GoogleDoodle celebrates Indian swimmer AratiSaha.1st Asian women 2 swim across the EnglishChannel. Despite her brilliance,she struggld 2 find funds 2 fly 2 UK 2 complete her feat till @PMNehru stepped in to help. @Google does gr8 service to #history very positively, unlike… pic.twitter.com/4RlDxUn4PF
— Sahar Zaman (@saharzaman) September 24, 2020
Today is birth anniversary of Ms Arati Saha (24 Sep 1940 – 23 Aug 1994). pic.twitter.com/xbLw20AYml
— Chinmay Das (@cdas1711) September 24, 2020
Today’s Google doodle celebrates Arati Saha, a groundbreaking Indian long distance swimmer and Olympian, on what would have been her 80th birthday.
Saha’s incredible gift emerged early – she won her first gold medal aged 5 – and she went on to be [1/2] pic.twitter.com/Q3GT4bOWjT
— The People’s Pool (@PeoplesPool) September 24, 2020
— Jay Bhatt (@jaybhattgujarat) September 24, 2020
— Chowkidar Jugal Kej.🇮🇳🌷🇮🇳 (@AgarJugal) September 24, 2020
— mukesh kumar (@Unseen_frnd) September 24, 2020
Google honours Indian long distance swimmer Arati Saha with a doodle on her 80th b'day.
She was the first Asian woman to swim across the English channel on 29th Sep, 1959.
— INSIGHT_UK (@INSIGHTUK2) September 24, 2020
The first Asin Woman who swim on the English Channel.
Today the birth day of
"Padma Shree Arati Saha" pic.twitter.com/pzBsOSXD3y
— GOPAL BEHERA (@KUMARGOPAL1998) September 24, 2020
Thank you @GoogleIndia for the tremendous doodle of Indian swimmer Arati Saha on her birth anniversary today.
— Dr Gaurav Garg (@DrGauravGarg4) September 24, 2020