GUWAHATI: Ace Assam piuguilst Lovlina Borgohain opined that failure or defeat in a competition does not mean end of ones endeavours or efforts.
In a bid to inveigle the new generation to perpetuate their efforts in respective fields the medal winning olympian said that, "A failure cannot determine ones actual strength."
The Assam's proud daughter who was given a warm welcome on Thursday, upon her returning to the motherland from Tokyo, added that one can learn many things from his or her failure.
"Failure can make a person more determined. I have learnt many things from my defeat in the Tokyo Olympics semi-final. For me, every event of the Olympics was tough", Lovlina further added.
She also said that girls will also have to change their mindset. "Many a time we have seen that lots of girls think that they could not do something. This mindset needs to be changed," she said.
Lovlina, who was appointed as a Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP) by the Assam government, said that she did not start her career in sports for obtaining a government job.
"I aimed for gold at the Tokyo Olympics. But I could not win gold. So, I have some lamentation. Despite that I am happy because I could win a bronze for our country", she said adding that educational curriculum should prepared giving a light on sports.
It may be mentioned here that Lovlina, who was the lone athlete from Assam to Tokyo Olympics, won a bronze medal in the Welterweight category. It was the first occasion when an athlete from Assam was successful to win a medal in Olympics.