Raghvendra Anvekar Awarded National award by President

Raghvendra Anvekar receiving the National Sports Award for Best Sports person disability for the year 2014
Raghvendra Anvekar receiving the National Sports Award for Best Sports person disability for the year 2014

Ekalavya Awardee, AAB’s Belgaumite of the year and well known Para Swimmer from Belagavi Raghavendra Ananvekar was today awarded the National Sports Award for Best Sports person disability for the year 2014. The said award was awarded at Rashtrapati Bhavan at the auspicious hands of Honorable President of India Shri Pranab Mukharjee.

Bella Vista Belagavi

Raghvendra represented India more than 8 times and won 28 International Medals and more than 50 National Medals in his credit. His highest achievement was at last Asian Para Games where he won Bronze Medal to the nation.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Pranab Mukherjee said –

The main objective of this initiative was to promote a worldwide understanding of the issues connected with disability and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of disabled persons. It was felt that such worldwide focus would encourage proactive efforts of the international community for the integration of the disabled in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. It is entirely appropriate that the people of India should mark this date by honouring the selfless individuals among us and the altruistic organisations in our country who have generously worked for the empowerment of the disabled in our society.
Ladies and Gentlemen, many among us must be wondering what they can do to make a difference : to them I would quote the words of Swami Vivekananda who said, “Arise, awake, sleep no more; within each of you there is the power to remove all wants and all miseries. Believe this, and that power will be manifested”. I would remind each one of you to recognise that there is a great potential within each differently abled man, woman or child. It is our duty, as a progressive society, to empower them to fully realize it. 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Having only one swimming pool in the city, people have achieved the great proud to the belguam, request our Politicians to construt more for
    Gardens with Rain water harvesting,
    Skating grounds,
    Swimming pool,
    Basket Ball grounds,
    Tennis coat
    (this can be done in all open places of the City municpalty area, instead construting shopping Mall near First Gate)

  2. Wow…Great to know that Belgaumites are among the highest achievers… One of the Best example set by Mr.Raghavendra, wishing him all the very best for all his future prospects. Keep winning more n more of such medals/awards.

    Strong determination & dedication/will power led this Gentlemen to reach this milestone…. Good luck always:)

    Proud Belgaumite__aftab

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