January 12 is celebrated as Youth Day across the country. Swami Vivekananda is the 158th birth anniversary of the great philosopher of the country and the spirit of India spirit in the world. His thoughts and life are inspiring to us. Vivekananda, who gave the message of ‘Get up, wake up and don’t stop till the floor is attained’, was the inspiration of the youth. On this occasion, let’s take a look at those young players of the country, who have increased the value of the country.
Deepak Poonia, wrestler
The people of Haryana sow the seeds of their civilization, tradition, and hard work in such a way that the whole country becomes green with progress. By wrestling the soil of this state on his body, many wrestlers have won medals in wrestling to the country. Deepak Poonia is also one of them. Deepak, a resident of Jhajjar, mastered wrestling by watching wrestlers like Sushil Kumar, Bajrang Punia at the Chhatrasal Stadium. When Deepak started wrestling, his goal was to get a job through it, so that he could take care of his family. But the advice of Olympic medalist Sushil, ‘Make wrestling your priority, the job will run after you.’ Now Deepak Poonia has become the role model of many more wrestlers of the country.
Praveen Kumar, Wushu
22-year-old Praveen Kumar, hailing from Rohtak, Haryana, won the world title, raising the value of the tricolor all over the world. In October 2019, the Wushu Championship held in the Philippines became the first male player from India to become a world champion in the history of 28 years. Two years before that, Pooja Kadian became the first player in the country to win a gold medal.
Amit Panghal, Boxing
Born in the Rohtak district of Haryana, Amit became the first Indian male boxer to win silver in this biggest boxing event in September 2019. Amit Panghal is the only Indian boxer to win the Gold Medal twice in a row at the Strandja Memorial, Europe’s oldest and most prestigious competition.
R. Pragganandha, Chess
R. Pragganandha may be younger, but his motives are as high as his. At the age of just 12 years and 10 months, he became the youngest Grandmaster of India and the second youngest Grandmaster in the world. India’s great chess player Vishwanathan Anand also became a Grandmaster at the age of 18.
Nikhat Zarine, female boxer
Fight for the right Raising voice against injustice. Even the collision of power is the identity of the youth. One such athlete is Nikhat Zarin. When the 23-year-old young woman boxer felt that something was going wrong with her, she raised her voice to the sports minister and the country’s top sports commanders. Nikhat competed against the Indian Boxing Federation’s decision in which Mary Kom was included in the Indian boxing team for the Tokyo Olympics without playing a qualifier. The Boxing Federation of India had to organize a match after Nikhat’s long struggle. However, Nikhat did not stand up to the experienced Mary Kom. The dream of playing the Olympics remained a dream, but I will remember the time I had spent my voice for my rights.