"When I was some nine years old I had changed my name to Bobo, Amko to play football with the boys. Had I mentioned that my name was Bembem they would have understood I was a girl, and not taken me in their team to play,"- said by 'Durga of Indian Football', Oinam Bembem Devi. She was an enthusiastic and dedicated player since her childhood, which also made her the first woman footballer to receive the Padma Shri. She has become the role model of many in the Nation with her laurels and achievements. Born in 1980, Imphal, she was also honoured with the Arjuna Award by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.