Bengalurean Naib Subedar Anandan G, who works at the Madras Engineer Group, has once again made the country proud by bagging two medals, a gold in 400 metres and a silver in 200 metres at the IPC Athletics Asia Oceania Championship 2016 held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, from March 2 to 13.

In doing so, he broke the Asian record for 400 metres and also secured a berth for himself in the Rio Paralympics 2016.

On his arrival in Bengaluru on Monday, a grand reception was organised for him by the officers and jawans of the Madras Engineer Group and Centre here. Previously, he had made a name for himself by bagging two medals at the 6th CISM Military Games 2015 held at Mungyeong, Korea, in October 2015, and became an overnight inspiration and beacon of hope to paraplegics all over the country. On his arrival in Bengaluru on Monday, a grand reception was organised for him by the officers and jawans of the Madras Engineer Group and Centre here. Previously, he had made a name for himself by bagging two medals at the 6th CISM Military Games 2015 held at Mungyeong, Korea, in October 2015, and became an overnight inspiration and beacon of hope to paraplegics all over the country.

Anandan was enrolled in the Madras Engineer Group on September 23, 2005. The brave soldier was clearing a minefield on the Pakistan border on June 4, 2008, when a mine exploded and his left leg had to be amputated below the knee.

The gallant battle casualty is a keen sportsman and seeing his interest in sports and his indomitable spirit, the MEG and Centre procured a running blade prosthetic costing approximately Rs 5 lakh in December 2013. He started practice immediately and in a short span of just six months was able to represent India.

Source: deccanherald