Netra students bagged 14 medals (9 Gold, 4 Silver, and 1 Bronze) at the ATTF (Asian Track and Turf Federation) International Para Games event at Colombo, Sri Lanka. These students won the highest Gold medals of all the participant schools and colleges (Under 15 and Under 17 categories). They exhibited the greatest determination and focus.
“Their skill coupled with discipline resulted in such success”, said the organisers of the games!
When we shared the news with you all about these students being selected for the games, we were all thrilled. We also gave an opportunity for you all to support our children because it costs every student Rs.43.000/- for all the expenses. We thank the donors who supported us and encouraged these children. There is so much more we want to do. If you want to support these children and many more who are studying in our school and college for blind, click here and make your donation.
Odaboyina Jagan: My life journey from a poor boy with visual impairments to the Best Athlete of the State in 2017
Jagan’s story is purely plot out of success novel. Born to a toddy tapping labourer, Nagesh and mother Parvathi, Jagan’s world came crashing down when he found himself blind after a plunging pain in eyes. When his family was distraught and apprehensive about his future, Netra Vidyalaya came as a ray of hope to his eyes. The school took him with open arms and helped him in discovering his flair for running. With constant coaching from his beloved teachers and blessings from elders, He finds himself fortunate to participate in para Olympics and win 1 gold and 1 silver medals and got selected as the best athlete of Andhra Pradesh in 2017. He also won prize in NATMO Braille map quiz from Dehradun Governor and was part of the team which stood as South Zone Cricket Tournament Champions. He attributes this success to beloved Swamiji and all those who are donating for the cause. He may have lost eye sight, but he still has the vision and hopes to be self sufficient and give back to his parents, school and country.