Bagh (Dhar district): Two boys from Tanda village - Suraj Dalke and Rahul Baghel - of Bagh tehsil have been chosen to play kabaddi (under 17) in Bhagat Singh Indo-Nepal International Sports Meet to be held in Nepal from January 23-27.
State selector of Shahid Bhagat Singh Sports Foundation of India Nirvesh Wankhede told Free Press that Suraj Dalke and Rahul Baghel will play in under 17 category in Indian kabaddi team in the international sports meet.
Suraj stays at Ambedkar colony in Tanda village where his father Prakash Dalke is a tailor. Suraj has been passionate about playing kabaddi since childhood.
Madhya Pradesh Kabaddi team won the national open tournament that was held on January 5 in Goa. As Suraj’s performance was good throughout the tournament, he was chosen in the under 17 Indian team. But there was one big hurdle. He expressed inability to participate because of his family’s weak financial condition.
It was then his friends helped him to meet area MLA Umang Singhar who promised to sponsor his visit to Nepal and gave him best wishes. Now, Suraj will shine in Nepal with his team mates.