Many times I get scared thinking that when my aunts see our condition on TV, what will she say to my mother? No mother in India would want her daughter to be in this condition. Now I want to get rid of the image of Vinesh receiving the award, because that was a dream and what is happening with us now is the reality.

I was given the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna and Arjuna award, which have no meaning in my life now. Every woman wants to live life with respect.

Therefore Prime Minister sir, I want to return my Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna and Arjun Award to you so that these awards do not become a burden to us in our path to live with dignity.

A daughter of your house,

Vinesh Phogat”