From Kolhapur to Beijing: Virdhawal goes Freestyle!
Virdhawal has qualified for the 200m and 100m freestyle events at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in August. Sports experts think the 6 feet 3inches tall swimmer has a good chance of winning a medal in the 2012 London Olympics.
So inspiring is the story of this boy from Kolhapur that Pratham Books is publishing a book about him in eight languages.
Why is he called ‘Veer’? Is a race just about being the fastest? What goes on in the mind of a champion-in-the-making? We hope you will get all these answers in the book to be launched soon. We hope Veer’s story inspires millions of young people, in small towns and big towns, to play more even as they read more.
Virdhawal and his supporters look forward to your good wishes for him! Do send your comments through this post.