Hyderabad: Harilal Ramavath, student of Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential School, Balanagar, created a unique record by being the first student from the State of Telangana to secure admission into National Sports University, Imphal, Manipur. He came out with flying colors in a national-level entrance test conducted by the university and clinched all-India 3rd rank.
Son of a handicapped father from a tribal hamlet in Nagarkurnool district, Harilal always dreamed of becoming an athlete of national and international repute. Harilal’s mother works as a labourer to make both ends meet. Despite his grim family background, Harilal never lost hope and worked doubly hard to make it to the prestigious sports university. “My goal is to secure an olympic gold medal in athletics and make the Indian nation and the state of Telangana proud” says Harilal beaming with pride and confidence.
Dr RS Praveen Kumar, Secretary, TTWREIS, congratulated Harilal for his feat and said, for the first time in the history of public education sector in India, Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TTWREIS) established sports academies and created infrastructure to groom budding sports stars into national and international medalists and the entire credit goes to the Government of Telangana.
Dr Praveen Kumar further said, “the launch of sports academies like judo, karate, cricket, horse riding, wrestling, chess, athletics, boxing, shooting, swimming, water sports, etc., have been major transformative steps in cultivating a new generation of sports persons from marginalized background, while thanking the Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and Welfare Minister Koppula Eshwar. Few years down the line, we would see students from tribal welfare residential educational institutions from Telangana state making their inedible mark in the field of sports at national and international level, Dr Kumar said