In one of my earlier blog posts entitled ‘Hard-Work Always Pays Rich Dividends…’, I had written how ‘Hasangara Nagarajegowda Girisha’, son of a daily wager from Karnatka with impairment in his left leg, had won a silver medal in the men’s high jump event at the Paralympic Games held in London in September 2012 by his hard-work, dedication, determination and focus.
On the occasion of Republic Day, 2013, he has now been awarded ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service. This honour bestowed on him by the Government of India proves that hard-work never goes waste; it always pays you rich dividends. And even if it does not pay you back immediately, as it may happen sometimes, you need not lose your heart because it has indeed helped you to move towards your highest potential, which is the ultimate goal of your life.
I believe, it is only through hard-work that one can attain such dizzy heights of success, as amply demonstrated by Girisha. And, with these words, I sign off this blog post extending my heartfelt congratulations to Girisha on his remarkable achievement.