If you have a dauntless spirit to achieve something, then even the mountains of impossibilities melt away automatically. This is not just a quote but the reality and the greatest example of it is 19 years old boxer Nishan Manohar Kadam from Mannur village in Belagvi district of Karnataka.
Karnataka is currently battling with floods. Kadam, a Class XII student, had been preparing to be a part of a boxing championship for a long. But when the time came to realise his dream, a massive flood marooned his village. But it was he and his father who didn’t give up before nature’s fury. The day when he had to catch the train to be part of the event, his village was hit by the flood. The three roads connecting his village were all submerged and damaged.
But Kadam and his father were so determined to compete in the championship that they covered the boxing kit in plastic and jumped into the floodwater. They covered a distance of 2.5 km swimming for 45 minutes to reach the spot where Kadam could join the Belagavi district team.
Hence, their struggle paid them off and Kadam not only participated in the event but also won a silver medal in the state-level championship.