Happy Birthday to Basketball Player Prashanti Singh

Prashanti Singh is a player for the Indian national women’s basketball team. She is the first basketball player in India conferred with National Civilian Award Padma Shri in 2019.

prashanti Singh

Prashanti Singh is a player for the Indian national women’s basketball team. She is the first basketball player in India conferred with National Civilian Award Padma Shri in 2019. Let us wish her a very happy birthday. 

Image Credits: The Times of India

Prashanti Singh was born on 5 May 1984 in  Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. She is a basketball player for the Indian National Women’s Team. Prashanti’s sisters –  Divya Singh, Akanksha Singh, and Pratima Singh – are also Basketball payers and have represented the Indian National Team. 

Prashanti joined the Indian Women’s Basketball Team in 2002 and soon became its captain. She played as captain in the 3rd Asian Indoor Games which were held in Vietnam from 30 October – 8 November 2009 where the team won a Silver medal. Prashanti won Gold Medal in South Asian Beach Games in Sri Lanka in 2011.

Prashanti Singh is the most decorated woman Basketball player in India. She is one of the top four A-grade players of India selected and sponsored by the Basketball Federation of India & IMG-Reliance.

She has won 22 medals in the National Championships, National Games and Federation Cups in India. She holds the National record of having the most medals at the senior level in the National Championships for one state team. She is the first woman Basketball player in India to represent the National team in one 2006 Commonwealth Games & two Asian Games 2010, 2014 respectively.

She is also a member of the International Women’s Film Forum of the Asian Academy of Film & Television. Prashanti Singh is the first and only Basketball Player in India who has a documentary film named B Cube (Boskey Basketball Banaras) on her own life which is selected in top xix films in the prestigious Satyajit Ray Film Festival.

She is the first basketball player in India conferred with National Civilian Award Padma Shri in 2019. She has been honoured with the Arjuna Award by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India in 2017. She has also been awarded the prestigious Rani Laxmi Bai Bravery Award 2016–17 in the field of sports by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

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