Vikram Awardee Para-Swimmer Satendra Singh Seeks Training and Financial Assistance to Compete in 2018 Asian Para Games

Vikram awardee Satendra Singh, a physically challenged swimmer from Gwalior, seeks financial aid to represent our country in the 2018 Asian Para Games to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Achievements in Swimming

Sl.No Year Name of Event, Place & Date Silver Bronze
 1 2009 X National Paralympic Swimming Competition, 09-12 October 2009, Kolkatta (West Bengal)  01
 2 2011 XI National Paralympic Swimming Competition, 09-12 December 2010 Kolhapur (Maharastra)  01  02
 3 2012 III Open Water National Paralympic Swimming Competition 17-06-2012 Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) 01
 4 2012 XII National Paralympic Swimming Competition, 06-09 December 2012 Chennai (Tamilnadu)   01
 5 2013 XIII National Paralympic Swimming Competition, 10-12 November 2013 Bangalore (Karnataka)  01  01
 6 2014 XIV National Paralympic Swimming Competition, 06-09 November 2014 Indore (M.P.)  01
 7 2015 XV National Paralympic Swimming Competition, 27-29 November 2015 Belgaion (Karnatka)  03  01
 8 2014 All India Open Sea Swimming Competition 2014 as part of Navy Day Celebrations recognised by the swimming federation of  India – 26 Novmber 2015 mumbai – (Maharastr) 6 km Sea Swimming

About Satendra

Satendra was born in an under-privileged family in the year 1987 in a small village of district Bhind in Madhya Pradesh. 15 days after his birth, Satendra was infected with Pneumonia. Improper medical care and reaction to medicines led to 60% of permanent disability in both his legs. His parents fought financial crisis to get him a primary education in the village.

Satendra and Swimming

During his school days, Satendra had developed a keen interest for swimming.  He practised swimming in the local river flowing through the village for hours. His determination to find opportunities in swimming grew with the villagers’ discouragement.

The year 2008 was a turning point in his life as he was offered an opportunity to train for National Level Paralympics with Professor and HOD Swimming Department, Dr. V.K. Dabas, Laxmibai National Physical University, Gwalior. He had been through tough training thereafter under the esteemed guidance of Dr. Dabas for one year and entered into the first National level Competition (X National Paralympics Swimming Championship 2009) held at Kolkatta. Winning the Bronze medal in freestyle among 400 swimmers across the country marked a milestone in competitive swimming.

Education

  • Satendra completed Master’s Degree in History along with Diploma in Computers and Tally.
  • He approached Shri P. Narahari, District Magistrate at Gwalior, who is dedicated at helping the disabled, to develop skills in computers and prepare for Competitive exams.
  • The Collector, Gwalior provided financial help to purchase a computer and assured further assistance.
  • He qualified the Clerical Assistant Grade -3 Exam and is currently posted at Zila Panchayat Office at Gwalior.
  • He received Vikram Award, the highest state-level sports awards in MP, for swimming from the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan, M.P. on 23-12-2014.

Satendra looks forward to receiving financial support as well as certified eminent coaches to train him for the upcoming international events.

Contact Satendra Singh at +91 9713943108 or Email at satendrasingh799@gmail.com

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