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Hey Maa..you were an Angel here on earth, I learned so very much from you.
You were so gentle and so kind; your Smile would always see me through.

You taught me how to love unconditionally and how to be my very best in all I do.
You gave your all to God and your family, Never once stopping to think about you.

Shishir ( Dhruv) Kamdi speaks softly ..My Maa didn’t believe in DESTINY. She believed in me. I am very much thankful to her for that.  Dhruv’s journey may sound like a fairy tale but it’s true. For a kid who COULD NOT WALK OR TALK until he was more than two, and his hearing is still a little impaired, his entry to the Guinness book of world records is magical. The determination and efforts of parents can take children very far. His mother is no more but he has fulfilled her dream and the family is sure they have her blessings from heaven

Little Master Dhruv (Shishir) is eight years old now, but his achievements as a skating champion leave you astounded. Since the tender age of three his little hands have been holding medals and trophies galore. Hailing from a SMALL VILLAGE IN CHANDRAPUR , DHRUV HAS WON 25 GOLD, 8 SILVER AND 4 BRONZE MEDALS.

“Dhruv could not walk or even talk till he was two years and a few months old,” Subhash says. “This got him and his wife, very worried. One day Dhruv picked up his brother’s skates came rolling towards them on the skates.” The parents then realized that Dhruv’s potential could lie in skating. They spared no effort to help him get the necessary coaching which was very limited in their village.

Dhruv was not quite three-years-old and the minimum age requirement to start training was three and a half, but somehow the parents convinced the coaches. Dhruv was reluctantly accepted and instructed to strictly remain within the boundary of the internal grounds. The Magic had started. While other kids take four to five months merely to balance themselves on skates, Dhruv moved from beginner to hyper skates in 15 days.

When he was under four years of age he won a gold medal in a local match. Dhruv’s mother, who has since died, had serious health issues of the pancreas and kidneys, but her indefatigable efforts took Dhruv from strength. His mother used to surf the internet for hours trying to find the right coaching for Dhruv. The parents used to drive him for training to Nagpur which was a one way drive of three hours from their village.

Since Dhruv excelled at LIMBO SKATING his mother wrote to the GUINNESS BOOK of world records, but as he was under the age of five he was not entered in the books. However, a big surprise awaited the family when they received a mail from Guinness books of world records on his 5th birthday, saying, “You can do it.”

And done it he has! On 26th December 2015, his name was entered in the Guinness book of world records for limbo skating.

Dhruv (shishir) won gold medal in road race & silver medal in rink race in Vidarbha level open invitational roller skating competition at Chandrapur held on 2nd & 3rd June 2018. On the 2 October 2018 Shishir (Dhruv)  made his Mother,  proud by making  INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS OF FASTEST HALF SKATING MARATHON (21.1 Kilometer) in 1 hour 5 min.

He skated this distance on TAR ROAD by QUAD Skate in 1 hour 5 min & broke previous 5 year old record.

In an average Indian household education tends to be the highest priority compared to extracurricular activities like sports. What would you say about the need and importance of physical education? Sports persons who achieves a position in a particular game is appreciated and bombarded with awards, cash awards, promotions … But NOBODY bothers about the same player, during their struggling period.

Don’t you think such SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT, GUIDANCE, INFRASTRUCTURE , if given at the initial stage, our players can do much better on the national or international platform?

Shishir Mandya


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