New Delhi: A woman footballer of the East Central Railway has become the pride of the entire Indian Railways after being declared 'woman footballer of the Year 2018-19' by the All India Footballer Federation (AIFF).
L Ashalata Devi, headquartered at Bihar's Hajipur, was announced as the woman footballer of the year.
She hails from Manipur and posted in the operating department of ECR at Hajipur, official sources here on Saturday said.
General Manager of ECR L C Trivedi, congratulating her achievement, said: "Devi's extraordinary performances in football allows Indian Railways to walk with their head held high."
She has been playing football since the age of six in Manipur.
Devi had represented Indian Railway's first women football team formed in the ECR in many national and international tournaments.