Here is my another post on people who inspire me. This time its an Indian mentally challenged skater who won Gold along with Silver in special olympics winter games at Pyongchang, South Korea.
Rajkumar,18, who lives in Paharganj,Delhi with his parents and 5 siblings in a rented single room house is a mentally challenged boy. When he started venturing in figure skating six months ago, under his coach, Virendra Kumar, his biggest challenge was not learning the basics of it, but it is making his worker father agree to pay for the cost of the one day pass to skating ring which is Rupees 480/hour (approx. $10/hour), which may look like a small amount to us but for his seven member family its equal to one day of food. Firstly, his father completely declined his request but citing his immence urge and determination, he reluctantly agreed and agreed to pay up for practice/ he went 50 km from his house everyday just to practice and in just six month he is a olympic medal winner. We can easily imagin the sheer amount of hard work and determination putted up by him into it. He has made his parents, his country, proud and i am very inspired by his story and i hope you are inspired too.
Until next time, bye…