Related Articles

Life Coach

Football coach S Mariappan adopted a group of girls affected by the tsunami and made them soccer champs

3/2/2017 4:01:02 PM
written By : Nithya Subramanian Print

To the world you may be just a teacher, but to your students you are an icon. Football coach S Mariappan is much more than that. He is actually a saint as he has taken the role of a teacher to another realm by adopting 33 girls who were affected by the deadly 2004 Christmas Day tsunami that killed over 12,000 people and displaced 650,000. Tamil Nadu, in India was the worst affected.

Twelve years on, 12 girls out of the 33, who have become young women are key players of a football team – the Jeppiaar FC - that played in the first Indian Women’s League. These youngsters were raised in a government-run children’s home in Cuddalore, a coastal district in Tamil Nadu.

Speaking exclusively to India Se from Madras, Mariappan said. “I am the adopted father of all these girls, my wife their mother and my son is like a brother to all these girls.”

Each one of them was severely affected by the tsunami where they lost their parents and family members. “I used to be the Physical Education Director for the boys of the school attached to the home. But the girls would sit and just watch them eagerly. Then when a few bold ones approached me to ask if I could teach them the game, I decided to give it a try, ” he said. Mariappan was a little hesitant initially, but soon he got extremely attached to them and is now proud of all their achievements.

For the girls, too, football came as a relief as it gave them the opportunity to get out of the constricting environment of the home and ‘see the world’. As their star performer tsunami survivor K Sumithra said, “We saw that the boys got to go out of the home for various tournaments and thought it is one way of getting an opportunity to see the world. Of course now we love the sport too.”

Life was tough for these young girls who had little access to the outside world. Their window was a few local newspapers, once-a-week movie on television and meagre food. No matter how hungry they were, all they got for dinner was two idlies. With few or almost no visits from relatives, these youngsters had bleak lives. 

1 comment for “Life Coach”

  1. 20171202yuanyuan
    Posted Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12:49:24 PM

    uggs outlet


    coach outlet store


    ugg outlet store


    canada goose parka


    ugg boots


    moncler outlet online


    red bottom


    red bottom heels


    mulberry uk


    pandora charms


    ralph lauren


    louboutin outlet


    canada goose outlet


    coach outlet online


    pandora charms


    moncler jacket


    louboutin shoes


    ugg australia


    michael kors outlet store


    adidas yeezy boost


    coach factory outlet online


    michael kors outlet clearance


    pandora jewelry outlet


    canada goose jackets


    pandora charms outlet


    longchamp sale


    air max


    ugg boots outlet


    burberry handbags


    the north face outlet


    ugg outlet


    polo outlet online


    yeezy boost 350


    michael kors outlet online


    air jordan retro


    coach outlet online


    coach factory outlet online


    ray ban sunglasses discount


    ugg boots


    louis vuitton factory outlet


    pandora jewelry outlet


    uggs outlet


    coach outlet


    canada goose


    north face sale


    ugg boots


    michael kors outlet canada


    ralph lauren outlet online


    polo ralph lauren outlet


    uggs outlet


    pandora charms outlet


    canada goose


    salvatore ferragamo shoes


    michael kors outlet store


    canada goose jackets


    coach outlet store online


    moncler coats


    burberry outlet online


    jerseys cheap


    coach outlet canada


    canada goose outlet


    columbia sportswear outlet


    air max


    birkin handbags


    moncler jackets


    uggs


    adidas superstars


    canada goose jackets


    burberry outlet online


    cheap ugg boots


    ugg outlet


    ralph lauren outlet online


    ugg boots


    ugg boots women


    polo ralph lauren outlet


    cheap air jordans


    canada goose sale


    air jordan shoes


    canada goose outlet


    ugg boots clearance


    canada goose outlet


    mulberry


    michael kors outlet canada


    polo ralph lauren outlet online


    coach factory outlet


    adidas outlet store


    adidas nmd r1


    cheap jordans free shipping


    canada goose jackets


    polo ralph lauren outlet


    pandora charms outlet


    canada goose outlet online


    ray ban sunglasses cheap


    polo ralph lauren


    north face outlet


    pandora charms outlet


    canada goose jackets


    canada goose coats


    michael kors outlet store


    oakley sunglasses outlet


    hermes bag


    louis vuitton outlet


    ralph lauren sale


    coach factory outlet online


    birkenstock shoes


    the north face jackets


    moncler coats


    fitflops sale clearance


    north face jackets


    uggs outlet


    cheap ugg boots


    uggs outlet


    fitflop sandals


    polo ralph lauren outlet online


    cheap jordan shoes


    ralph lauren sale clearance uk


    louis vuitton factory outlet


    coach outlet online


    mulberry handbags


    michael kors outlet online


    pandora charms


    moncler


    moncler outlet online


    ugg boots


    nfl jerseys


    valentino


    canada goose jackets


    cheap ray bans


    canada goose jackets


    ugg canada


    adidas yeezy shoes


    adidas outlet online


    cheap air jordans


    christian louboutin shoes


    cheap nfl jerseys


    mulberry outlet uk


    coach outlet online


    gucci outlet


    nike air max 2018


    michael kors handbags


    ralph lauren sale clearance uk


    supreme shirts


    coach outlet online


    polo ralph lauren outlet


    michael kors outlet store


    cheap jordan shoes


    mlb jerseys


    canada goose coats


    louis vuitton handbags


    adidas yeezy boost 350


    canada goose jackets


    cheap jordan shoes


    louis vuitton factory outlet


    cheap oakley sunglasses


    ugg boots


    cheap ray ban sunglasses


    michael kors uk


    ugg boots


    uggs


    adidas nmd r1


    coach outlet online


    canada goose coats


    canada goose coats


    canada goose outlet online


    michael kors outlet


    moncler outlet online


    polo ralph lauren outlet online


    uggs outlet


    coach outlet canada


    ugg boots


    coach factory outlet online


    ugg australia outlet


    canada goose


    canada goose jackets


    ralph lauren sale


    coach factorty outlet online


    ugg outlet store


    caterpillar boots


    canada goose jackets


    ralph lauren uk


    uggs on sale


    air jordans


    ralph lauren


    coach outlet online


    coach handbags outlet


    ugg outlet


    ugg outlet store


    coach outlet online


    ugg boots


    nike outlet online


    ralph lauren outlet online


    coach factory outlet


    coach outlet store


    coach outlet online


    christian louboutin shoes


    canada goose outlet store


    yeezy shoes


    canada goose sale


    retro 11


    red bottoms


    michael kors


    gucci outlet online


    michael kors outlet online


    cheap jordan shoes


    adidas shoes


    timberland outlet


    hermens


    christian louboutin sale


    ray ban sunglasses discount


    pandora charms


    adidas yeezy boost


    salvatore ferragamo outlet


    fred perry shirts


    coach outlet online


    kate spade handbags


    nike outlet store online


    north face jackets


    supreme clothing


    yeezy boost 350


    uggs sale


    burberry outlet


    hermes bags


    coach outlet store online


    ralph lauren outlet


    ugg outlet


    michael kors


    north face outlet


    uggs outlet


    ugg boots


    nike sneakers


    coach outlet online


    cheap nfl jerseys wholesale


    adidas outlet store


    ray bans


    yeezy shoes


    kate spade outlet online


    ugg boots


    uggs clearance


    canada goose sale


    ugg boots outlet


    cheap oakley sunglasses


    tory burch outlet online


    canada goose outlet


    cheap jordan shoes


    kate spade handbags


    coach outlet online


    supreme uk


    coach outlet online


    yeezy shoes


    nike outlet online


    canada goose jackets


    cheap air jordans


    adidas superstar shoes


    ralph lauren uk


    kate spade outlet


    ugg boots outlet


    ray ban glasses


    canada goose jackets


    the north face outlet


    louis vuitton outlet store


    birkenstock outlet


    coach factory outlet online


    coach factorty outlet online


    ralph lauren sale


    coach factory outlet


    adidas outlet online


    uggs outlet


    moncler sale


    coach factory outlet online


    air max shoes


    nike outlet


    longchamp outlet store


    discount oakley sunglasses


    michael kors


    fred perry polo shirts


    longchamp bags


    coach factory outlet online


    polo ralph lauren


    canada goose jackets


    pandora outlet


    polo ralph lauren outlet


    longchamp outlet


    ugg outlet online


    ugg


    canada goose jacket


    cheap nike shoes


    cheap jordans for sale


    nike outlet store


    yeezy boost


    michael kors outlet clearance


    louboutin outlet


    pandora jewelry


    uggs outlet


    yeezy boost 350


    uggs


    uggs clearance


    uggs on sale


    ralph lauren outlet online


    hermes handbags


    canada goose coats


    nfl jerseys


    ray ban sunglasses outlet


    ralph lauren uk


    kate spade handbags


    burberry handbags


    cheap ugg boots


    ugg outlet store


    mlb jerseys cheap


    ugg boots


    adidas nmd r1


    ugg outlet


    cheap jordans


    uggs outlet


    moncler uk


    mlb jerseys whgolesale


    louis vuitton outlet online


    uggs outlet


    canada goose jackets


    uggs outlet


    polo ralph lauren outlet online


    mlb jerseys


    michael kors outlet online


    nike shoes


    coach factory outlet online


    coach factory outlet online


    canada goose jackets


    pandora charms sale


    canada goose sale


    pandora charms sale clearance


    harden vol 1


    moncler jackets


    michael kors outlet store


    cheap oakley sunglasses


    moncler sale


    ray bans


    michael kors outlet clearance


    ugg sale


    mbt


    canada goose coats


    longchamp bags


    kate spade outlet online


    canada goose sale


    michael kors outlet online


    canada goose outlet


    canada goose jackets


    louis vuitton outlet store


    ugg outlet online


    moncler outlet online


    coach outlet online


    canada goose


    coach outlet store


    pandora jewelry store


    pandora jewelry


    valentino outlet


    hermes outlet


    cheap ugg boots


    moncler jackets


    polo ralph lauren outlet


    coach outlet online


    oakley sunglasses outlet


    timberland outlet store


    nike outlet store


    louis vuitton outlet online


    ugg boots


    hermes bags


    ferragamo outlet


    ugg boots


    pandora


    moncler pas cher


    ralph lauren outlet online


    coach outlet store online


    nmd adidas


    coach factory outlet online


    adidas nmd runner


    moncler coats


    canada goose jackets


    nike shoes


    uggs outlet


    michael kors outlet clearance


    coach outlet online


    coach outlet online


    ugg outlet


    coach purses


    canada goose jackets


    canada goose jackets


    coach outlet online


    coach outlet store online clearance


    michael kors outlet online


    ugg canada


    polo ralph lauren outlet


    uggs outlet


    mbt


    ugg outlet online


    burberry outlet online


    ugg outlet store


    michael kors outlet store


    uggs outlet


    michael kors outlet online


    michael kors bags


    jordans


    mlb jerseys


    adidas store


    burberry handbags


    michael kors


    canada goose jackets


    canada goose


    pandora charms sale clearance


    kate spade outlet


    ralph lauren


    toms shoes


    uggs clearance


    michael kors


    tory burch shoes


    canada goose jackets


    michael kors outlet store


    nike sneakers


    canada goose jackets uk


    coach outlet online


    tory burch outlet online


    cheap uggs


    pandora charms sale clearance


    polo ralph lauren outlet


    pandora uk


    ralph lauren outlet online


    coach factory outlet online


    bottes ugg


    ferragamo shoes


    coach outlet online


    adidas sneakers


    adidas nmd runner


    christian louboutin shoes


    pandora charms sale clearance


    michael kors


    coach outlet online


    ugg sale


    polo ralph lauren outlet online


    adidas ultra boost


    canada goose outlet


    coach factory outlet


    louis vuitton outlet online


    michael kors outlet online


    pandora uk


    coach factory outlet


    ugg boots sale


    the north face outlet


    moncler uk


    kate spade outlet online


    ugg boots


Leave a comment
 
All Copyrights Reserved @2014 India Se
Engineered by : ZITIMA