Chetna Vala – Indian Volleyball captain from a Gujarat village, where Volleyball is Religion…

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Chetna Vala
Chetna Vala – Indian Volleyball captain from a Gujarat village, where Volleyball is
Religion…

A village is always a symbol of our periodic traditions. But there is one such village in the heart of Gujarat that has transformed the nature of sports completely. It has become the hub for volleyball. All credit goes to a coach Vajrang Vala and the sportswomen of this village who have let their society endure a boundless transformation. The way cricket has been considered a religion in our country, people from Sarakhdi, in Gir Somnath district worship Volleyball. Here, one player among the rising ones is Chetna Vala who is the captain of Indian National Women Volleyball team. She recently returned from BRICS China and received a champion’s welcome at Sarakhdi village, after heading India’s Under-20s volleyball team. Sports run in Vala girls blood as seven cousins are naturally talented in volleyball. Collectively, the sisters have won 7 Gold, 7 Silver, 12 Bronze and 24 National Awards in volleyball.

Quick Facts

Name Chetna Vala
Father’s Name Meramansinh Vala
Mother’s Name Dudhiben
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Birthday 1st February 1998
Achievements
  • Indian National Women Volleyball team captain
  • Represented India in BRICS volleyball tournament, China
  • Represented Gujarat at National level tournaments
  • Played Asian Junior Volleyball Championship in Thailand, 2016
  • Played Asian Youth Volleyball Championship in Thailand, 2014
  • Played Asian Youth Volleyball Championship in Thailand, 2014 and many more
Place from Sarkhadi, Kodinar, Gir-Somnath district, Gujarat
Quote for Life Sow seeds of hard work to reap the rewards.

Team imd1 had a chat with her a few days ago, read on to know her journey!

Beyond Volleyball

Favorite Food Lady Finger or any Vegetarian food
Most Disliked Food None
Had you not been
an athlete then
Can’t think beyond volleyball
Idea of Vacations Somnath temple, Daman & Diu (India)
Favorite Pass time Listening to songs
Favorite Movies Chak De India
Favorite Actor / Actress None