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Young yoga practitioner seeks monetary help to fulfill Vietnam dream

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Karkala: It was only few weeks ago that a heart wrenching media report on a squash player who had declared that he was ready to sell his kidney to sustain his sports, was published.
India is brimming with talent in every field, but unfortunately financial paucity often clips the wings of these talents from taking off.

One such tales is of a Yoga practitioner hailing from an economically backward family, dwelling in Thellaru in Karkala.

The story is of Sudharshan Naik, who is on a look out for some generous hearts that would help him represent India at the international Yoga platform.

While his parents toil throughout the day in a temporary shed, making thin ‘rottis’- the lavish other half of the celebratory coastal delicacy- ‘Kori Rotti’, what they eke out is hardly enough to make both ends meet.

Chandra Naik and Leelavathi couple, hailing from Someshwar in Hebri had recently bought five cents of land near Thellaru bridge to start their rotti business.

They  have three children- each of them an achiever in their own way. But, it is the dream of Sudarshan, a Yoga practitioner to participate in the international Yoga Competition slated to be held on May 16, 2016 in Vietnam that has left the Naiks with their fingers crossed.

An SSLC student of Miyar Morarji Desai school, Sudarshan started practicing yoga when he was in Class VI.

Participating in local competition, he made it to state and national-level. Recently he won gold medals in A, B and C categories of National Level South India Yoga Championship held in Bengaluru. With this, he is qualified to participate in the international yoga competition to be held in Vietnam. But, it is his financial status which is posing impediments.

All in all, Sudharshan would require Rs 1.80 lac to go to Vietnam and at present Vietnam seems to be a distant dream for Sudarshan.

In a bid to fulfill their child’s dreams, his parents have requested several organizations and philanthropists to help them. While some have rendered help, many have promised help.

Rich home

A visit to Sudharshan’s house and one would surely understand that talent knows no disparity.

The walls of this home have still been waiting for a cement surfacing. While a surfacing might or may not be a reality, Sudarshan’s medals, certificates, trophies and newspaper cut outs have been covering up the cracked and chipped walls of this dilapidated home.

Tiles, marbles and ceramic are something that the Naiks have never heard of. Its cow dung slurry that makes flooring for them.

The Naiks surely know to happy with what they have, but it is a situation like this one that makes them question their unchanging reality.

Chandra Naik and Leelavathi’s two older children- Suma and Sushrutha too are meritorious students. While Suma is pursuing her studies in Nitte, she had made her presence felt at the national-level athletic events. Their second daughter Sushrutha too is a yoga practitioner, who too had bagged several laurels for herself. She is also pursuing her education in Miyar Morarji Desai School.

The family is now pinning lots of hope on generous donors who can realize the dreams of Sudarshan of representing the country at the international Yoga arena.

Those willing to help Sudarshan may send in their generous contributions to A/C number: 34503415887; IFSCSBIN0005189- State Bank of India Karkala Branch.

Young yoga practitioner seeks monetary help to fulfill Vietnam dream
Young yoga practitioner seeks monetary help to fulfill Vietnam dream
Young yoga practitioner seeks monetary help to fulfill Vietnam dream
Young yoga practitioner seeks monetary help to fulfill Vietnam dream

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