BFY student : Lokesh Kumar

Blog by : Kriti Bhardwaj

When you have a role model in front of you, your life goals become quite easy. Same goes with the case of Mr. Lokesh. He has the family in which all of his brothers are in the line of fitness and getting inspired from from them, Lokesh also tight about giving fitness a try. After being motivated and inspired from his brothers, fitness also became a passion for him! He feels like fitness is the only one which is made for him! He is very passionate about his health that he never misses a single day of training and helps others to train too.
The reason he joined BFY sports and fitness is because it was the only fitness academy with such high quality experts. He did the course of BFY / PT from there and learnt a lot. He came to know about human anatomy and physiology. All in all his expectations were high which got fulfilled by the great experience from there. He said that the training sessions were very good and the trainers were very hard working and very helpful.
He is currently working as a fitness trainer at Rich India health Studio and trains people there . He also motivates people to stay fit and help them continue their strength training. The amount of money which he is earning at this point of time is 45 thousand rupees per month. He is very happy that his income increased after doing the certification from BFY sports and plans to do more certifications from there to increase his knowledge. His future plans include opening up his own gym, where he could be able to do something new and present dome modifications.
According to him the new comers should first of learn what actually out body is. What is the anatomy and physiology of our bodies are and what can we do to help maintain our physique. He says that newcomers should know about the health and diet . There should be more certifications and one should learn properly and give proper advise to the clients. He is also against the synthetic medicines and wants others to prevent them too.

The Upcoming youth Icons – Prithvi Shaw and Shubhman Gill

Blog By : Ipsa Singh

 “The fog may seem thick, but the sun will surely pierce through and brighten up the sky.”

Prithvi Pankaj Shaw, born on 9th November 1999 in Thane, Maharashtra, Is said to be a prodigy.  He is just 18 years old and is a part of major Indian cricket teams like – India under 19s, Mumbai under 14s, Mumbai under 16s, Mumbai under 19s, and Delhi Daredevils. This teenager has achieved what other teenagers dream to achieve of. He is a right handed opening batsman and bowler.

He was just 14 years old when he ones scored 546 runs off 330 balls that included 85 fours and 5 sixes for his school Rizvi Springfield, in a minor competition in 2013. In November 2016, he was the part of the Indian under 19 team which won the Youth Asia Cup in Sri Lanka.  Shortly, he managed to make a debut in Ranji Trophy where in the semi-finals against Tamil Nadu, he struck an awestruck century in the second innings and took his team to victory with glory.  In September 2017, he became the youngest player to score a century on Duleep trophy debut and breaking the record which was previously held by Sachin Tendulkar. That is when he became the captain of India’s Under-19 squad for the 2018 World Cup. During the tournament, he was sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 1.2 crore (USD 187,500 approx) at the 2018 IPL auction.

He surely has got all the needed character traits for becoming the next upcoming youth icon. He’s got just the right amount of enthusiasm for the game to drive it off till the very end, mental strength, A balance and dignity beyond his years, Unremitting hard work and discipline.

Another Youth sensation these days is,

Young Indian cricketer, Shubhman Gill who caught everyone’s attention at the ICC under 19 cricket world cup. The vice-captain is screaming out to the Indian selectors saying “I’m all ready for the next step.”

He was born on 8th September 1999, In Fazilkapur, Punjab.  He shot to fame with 418 runs at an average of 104.50 in 2018 ICC under 19 world cup. He was also a favourite in the 2018 IPL auctions, and was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 1.8 crore (USD 280,000).

He scored 351 in Punjab’s Inter-District U16 tournament in 2014, racking up an opening stand of 587 with Nirmal Singh, and then went on to strike a double hundred in his U16 debut for Punjab at the 2016 Vijay Merchant Trophy. Gill won the BCCI award for the Best Junior Cricketer for consecutive years in 2013-14 and 2014-15, knocking hard on the doors of the U19 team. When picked, Gill starred in India’s handsome 3-1 win at home over

England in the Youth ODIs, scoring 351 runs in 4 innings and then went on to match up to his high standards in his first tour of England soon after. India whitewashed the hosts 5-0 and Gill top-scored again with 278 runs across 4 innings.

Gill easily looked the best batsman among his colleagues at the World Cup, comfortably overhauling even Prithvi Shaw, the 18-year-old Mumbai batsman who had the media houses buzzing with a whooping five first-class hundreds to his name. Gill’s bottom-handed technique, made fashionably successful by Virat Kohli among many others, allowed him to play in a similar mould. He scored runs briskly, mixing quick singles and doubles with powerful hits across the ground, and stood out as much for his batting acumen as he did for his fielding prowess.

Devendra Jhajharia: Khel Ratna

Blog by: Raj Kishan

Life is going to throw hurdles, traps, temptations, problems and what not. Eventually you’d figure out how to get over them or around them. But, the keyword here is; How! How you recover from what life’s throwing at you is what matter! That is what, the story of Devendra Jhajharia, the Khel Ratna award winner, Indian Paralympics’ javelin thrower (competing in F46 events), exhibits; overcoming from what life throws at you!

Devendra Jhajharia, now 36, when was just eight year old, lost his left hand. Jhajharia, at a tender boyhood age, was climbing a tree when he accidentally caught a live electric cable and was electrocuted, he received medical treatment immediately, however, on the suggestions of doctors, the incident resulted in amputation of the left hand.

Dronacharya Awardee trainer and coach R.D Singh spotted young Devendra in 1997 during a school sports day event. He encouraged him to take up sports full time and helped Devendra on his early endeavours. When he moved to college in 2000, Coach Dr. Satyapal Singh introduced him to the sport of javelin throw.

Devendra said in an interview,”I remember playing with able-bodied kids when I was young, and they would say ‘why is he wasting his time’. The challenge for me began even before I stepped on to the playing field. My fight has been of changing mindsets, of proving people wrong. I began with a small dream of representing my country and look where that persistence has brought me.” Indeed! He fought and fought hard and what he achieved is now history!

Devendra Jhajharia, who hails from the Churu District in Rajasthan, won the Gold medal at the FESPIC Games in Korea in the year 2002. Two years later, in 2004, Jhajharia qualified for his first Paralympics Games in Athens. He went on win the Gold medal, whilst setting a new world record with a distance of 62.15m, overtaking the previous best of 59.77m. What followed was a huge feat, Arjuna award! And in the year 2013 he was then honoured with the Padma Shri award.

He won Gold medal at the 2013 IPC World Championship in Lyon (France). In 2014 he won Silver medal at the Asian Para Games in Incheon(Korea). He, then worn Silver medal at IPC World Championship in Doha(Qatar) in 2015.

2016 was the year, when his sporting discipline was again included in the Paralympics, after missing from the 2008 and 2012 games. He rewrote the history books, by winning Gold by bettering his own record, by achieving a throw of 63.97m. What makes his feat even more remarkable is that, he actually managed to defend is Gold 12 years later again. His accomplishments won him recommendations for the country’s highest sporting honour; Khel Ratna.

And the two-time Paralympics gold medalist was handed the Khel Ratna Award by India’s 14th President Ramnath Kovind, he became the first Indian Para athlete to receive the country’s highest sporting honour; a proud moment for sports fraternity in India.

Former Indian Railways employee, Jhajharia now works with Sports authority of India, making and shaping youths for tomorrow.

Speaking about his achievements Devendra says, “I hope this honour inspires more and more athletes from the small towns of our country to chase their dreams. This award shows that you can achieve what many believe is unachievable,” making the saying nothing is impossible proven right again!