"I was absolutely afraid aback I was told that my grandmother did not appear to see me till a ages afterwards my birth. I was built-in seven years afterwards my alone sister Chandranshu and my bearing was a big disappointment for her," the ace shuttler, beginning from a gold badge at the Commonwealth Games, wrote in a column.
"But in it there is a bulletin that I accept actual able-bodied now about the bigotry adjoin the babe child," she said.
Saina still counts her blessings for accepting parents who were advanced abundant to acquiesce her accompany sports.
"My mother Usha Rani had represented Haryana in badminton and she was constant in her encouragement. That helped me body my career auspiciously and at aloof 14, I had a sponsor in Bharat Petroleum and Deccan Chronicle now. We alive in an accommodation bought with my award-winning money and my parents accept taken affliction that it is in my name," she revealed.
"Many Haryanvi sportspersons, decidedly women, are not bisected as lucky. They do not accept acceptable sponsors alike afterwards accomplishing awfully well," she rued.
But she acclaimed the Haryana government's efforts to recognize all-embracing performers.
"The Haryana Government has in the aftermost two years offered several incentives - the accomplished award-winning money for badge winners at the Commonwealth Games and a car too. No accompaniment has akin this so far. This is an acceptable assurance for sportswomen as it gives them fresh recognition," she said.
"Men are arrogant in rural Haryana and that shows in action too. That Haryanvi women are in the spotlight for their accomplished achievement and accept brought abounding medals to the accompaniment should accomplish a difference," she said.
The 20-year-old appear that her ties with her ancestors accept artificial on the affair of how the women in the ancestors should be treated.
"My uncles and added ancestors are adjoin auspicious girls in every aspect and that includes sports. I hardly collaborate with them. My parents are added open. They aback me all the way," she said.