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Published on décembre 2nd, 2017 | by Matt Dumoulin

India’s SUPer girl | Tanvi Jagadish | TEDxRVCE

Holding the title of the first ever female stand up paddler to represent India, Tanvi Jagadish talks about the upcoming water sport – Stand Up Paddling and also points out the differences between surfing and Stand Up Paddling. She goes on to give an account of the hardships she faced as a young girl and finally embarks upon the remarkable journey of how she made her passion for the waters her strength, and finally her career. At the age of just 18, Tanvi Jagadish is the only female surfer and stand-up paddler to have represented India. Stand-Up Paddling is a fledgling sport in India, and one that girls are wary of pursuing, for fear of social disapproval. Tanvi mastered this sport at Mantra Surfing Club in Mangalore, India, and her efforts have earned her not just several national medals, but also a steadily increasing number of accolades on the international platform. She claimed the top prize in her first competitive Stand-Up Paddling event, the 2015 Covelong Point Surf Classic and clinched the same title is a couple of other competitions as well. She is deeply committed to making this sport popular and more accessible in India, with the limelight on empowering girls and women to follow their dreams. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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