This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
Hindu women vie for sports trophies
Women from the Hindu community will be gathering for an annual cultural sports day this weekend.
Hindu Sevika Samiti UK, a Leicester voluntary organisation that encourages girls and women to practice and preserve Hindu values, is staging the event at Soar Valley College, in Rushey Mead, on Sunday.Representatives from the city's four branches will compete in South Asian games such as kabaddi, kho-kho and ring, against counterparts from 25 other branches across the country.
Spokeswoman Kirti Vekriya said: "This year, being the host country for the Olympics, we feel that promoting sports through our annual competition is a great opportunity to get everyone into the spirit of the games."
Ms Vekriya said: "More than 100 girls and ladies will be taking part. All the teams have been training really hard."
Members of the public are welcome to cheer on participants, between 9am and 5pm.