Govind is a go-getter. A wrestler from the time he was 12, he recently won a silver medal at a national wrestling competition in Haryana. From the beginning, he felt that “focusing my energy on a competitive sport can help my family come out of poverty”. His father, an autorickshaw driver, takes care of a seven-member family, and Govind is determined to do his bit to help. Govind’s already helped his family move into a decent boarding facility, a far cry from the kuccha house they lived in before, thanks to his selection to the Madhya Pradesh Sports Academy.
My idea of India
I want my country to be recognised as a force in the field of sports. I want to see India right among the top countries at international sporting events.
Will I vote?
Yes, I will, but I’d rather not disclose who I will cast my vote for.
What makes me angry
When someone—and this could even be a friend—keeps me away from my...