Tue, Nov 26, 2019, 03:45 PM
He dreamt, he worked hard with perseverance and he clinched gold medal in ‘High Jump’ at the National Inter-District Athletic Championship, under-14 category, held at Tirupathi on 25-11-2019. Pranay is a shining example of how poverty does not matter, if one has the will to succeed in life. The journey of Kotturi Pranay from remote Nakkalapalli village in Mancherial district to national level medallist is truly remarkable. His parents work in agricultural fields as labourers and deorivation didn’t deter Pranay from aiming high in the field of athletics.
Dr RS Praveen Kumar, Secretary, congratulated Pranay for his outstanding feat and said, it’s immensely satisfying to see hundreds of students from social and tribal welfare residential educational institutions competing at international and national level sports events in a multitude of disciplines. Thanks to the Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and Minister for Social Welfare Koppula Eshwar for their support in establishing exclusive sports academies to groom students from impoverished families into finest sportsmen and women, he further said.