Narayanpur: 14 year old tribal student made record, won 17 medals in three years in Malkhamb

Chhattisgarh News: Abujhmad, which is said to be the most backward area of ​​Chhattisgarh, is no longer a Naxal-affected area but is now known by the name of Mallakhamb game player Manu Dhruv. This tribal student made a record of winning 17 medals in the Malkhamb National Championship at the age of just 14. This player has won 8 medals at the national level and 9 medals at the state level, which includes 14 gold medals and 3 bronze medals. On the occasion of Children’s Day, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also honored Manu Dhruv as the best player. Manu Dhruv of Abujhmad region made it to the place of national player in Malkhamb game.

Chief Minister honored on Children’s Day

14-year-old Manu Dhruv of Asnar village, located in Abujhmad, a heavily naxal-affected area of ​​Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, earned so much fame in the Malkhamb competition in just 3 years. Now this player is making name at national and state level. Born in a farmer’s house, Manu Dhurva had a lot of attachment towards sports since childhood. Seeing his interest in sports, his father admitted him to Devgaon Potakabin in Narayanpur district and along with studies, Manu also started trying hard in Malkhamb with the help of his coach Manoj Prasad. Manu told that he had seen this Malkhamb game in the district level program.

Seeing small children doing Malkhamb, interest in this game also awakened in his mind. Manu’s coach Manoj told that when he went to the POTA cabin of Devgaon to select brothers, he saw Manu Dhruv’s love for this game and since then he has been training him. Coach Manoj told that despite going through difficult circumstances at home, he brought laurels not only to Narayanpur but also to his state by winning so many medals in this game. So far in 3 years, Manu Dhruv has been awarded 17 national medals. At the same time, due to Manu Dhruv’s talent and the medals won, he is also being given a scholarship of Rs 10,000 per month by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

Manoj Prasad said that since 2017, tribal children of the area are being given special exercises in Malkhamb, due to which the children of this place are going to other states to perform well in Malkhamb. At the same time, they are illuminating the name of their district and state. Recently, Manu Dhruv made his claim on the bronze medal by performing brilliantly in the 36th National Games held in Gujarat. Also recorded a new record in Indian Book of Records by holding handstand on pole Malkhamb for 1 minute 6 seconds.

Made a record of winning 17 medals in 3 years

Along with Dhruv Bastar, Manu is also becoming a role model for the players of his area, seeing which all the players are getting inspired. In fact, Abujhmad of Narayanpur district is an untouched part of India which is surrounded by forests, mountains and inaccessible areas. Life here is full of struggle due to Naxalism. On the other hand, national Malkhamb player Manu Dhruv, who came out of Asnar village of this area, is writing a new prayer with his struggle. This tribal student is also being praised on social media.

Manu Dhruv won the first gold medal at the Malkhamb National Championship at the age of 11, after which he brought laurels to his region as well as Chhattisgarh by winning 17 national medals in 3 years. Manu Dhruv says that he is now preparing to participate in the Commonwealth Games. He has full faith that one day the backward region of Chhattisgarh will not be known as Abujhmad backward region but by the name of the players here.

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