Vishwanath, son of daily wage labourer, to represent India in Optimist World Sailing Championship


P Vishwanath has been selected in the junior boys team to represent India in the ongoing Optimist World Sailing Championship 2021 at Riva Del Garda.

Vishwanath, son of daily wage labourer, to represent India in Optimist World Sailing Championship. (India Today Photo)

Vishwanath, son of daily wage labourer, to represent India in Optimist World Sailing Championship. (India Today Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vishwanath has been selected in the Junior Boys Yachting team to represent India
  • Vishwanath strives to live his dream of becoming a professional sailor
  • Vishvanath’s mother and father work as daily wage labourers in Hyderabad

Fourteen-year-old Padidala Vishwanath, who is the son of a daily wage labourer, has been selected in the junior boy’s yatching team to represent India in the ongoing Optimist World Sailing Championship 2021 in India. Vishwanath, who is a young sailor of Navy Boys Sports Company (NBSC), INS Mandovi, Goa has been selected in the Junior Boys Yachting team to represent India.

Vishvanath is the youngest of three brothers and his mother and father work as daily wage labourers, working in Hyderabad.

“20 years who we left our village in Suryapet and shifted to Hyderabad. We tried educating our three sons. Vishvanath was hard working and he was selected for Telangana residential social welfare school. Here the IPS and director RS Parvin Kumar identified his talent and nurtured him,” Vishwanath’s father Saidulu, who works at a construction site in Mahabubnagar, said.

Vishwanath strives to live his dream of becoming a professional sailor. He was selected by Navy Boys Sports Company at the young age of 12. NBSC, a joint venture between Indian Navy and Sports Authority of India has been training young talents like P Vishwanath with an aim to win medals in Asian Championships as well as Olympics.

Earlier he won International Event includes silver medal in the sub junior International Regatta 2017. He has been a part of National Squad in Optimist class since then.

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