It is rightly said that nothing in the world can take the place of persistence and dedication. If we are determined enough, our age, economic standing, gender can never pull us back.
And this 13-year-old boxer proves testimony that talent is God’s gift and with the right kind of guidance, one can move mountains.
Tired of his mischief in the village, Aryan’s father insisted he joins a boxing academy in Gohana, 20 km from his native village Bhatgaon in Sonipat. And after four years of staying away from family at an early age and learning the art from experts, Aryan’s dedication finally paid off.
According to Indian Express, on Monday, Aryan won a gold medal and ‘Best Boxer’s’ trophy in the 37 Kg category in the first Sub-Junior Boys Boxing Nationals played in Rohtak.
“I started boxing on the insistence of my father, Tilak Raj, who was tired of my mischievous acts in our village. The boxing academy at Gohana, where my coach Vikas Dahiya worked, was more than 20 km from our village and I stayed at the hostel for training. In 2017, I shifted to Chandigarh for training under Vikas sir. It has been a tough four years, staying away from my family. However, today’s gold medal made me forget all those days. The trophy for the best boxer is the best trophy for my parents,” said Aryan.
The tournament, organised by Boxing India, was the first national tournament, in the sub-junior category in over a decade.
Earlier this year, Aryan had claimed the gold medal in Chandigarh State Boxing Championship, which assured him a ticket to the nationals.
After Monday’s victory, he has now made it in the Indian team. Aryan who idolises Mike Tyson and Vijender Singh will compete in international tournaments and aspires to return to his village only after winning a gold medal.
We wish you all the best, Aryan!