Subedar Sunder Singh Dhillon (72) and his wife Harpyari ( 65) of Amardeep Colony, Hisar ,have become sports icons in the state. The couple brought home 5 gold and one silver medal from the mini-nationals of Masters Veteran Athletics Championship held at Alwar last week.
The couple wakes up at 4am and goes out for practice for at least two hours and walk 10 km daily. Dhillon says, "When in the ground, we do not feel that we are old. Our daughter Vaishali, who is a national judo champion, inspired us to take part in games.
I had retired from the army in 1998 but kept myself active in the sports and my wife also decided to join me in 2006. She did not look back.
Since 2006 we have won about three dozen medals at state and national levels." SO, what's the secret behind a healthy and fulfilling life "We keep ourselves busy and always think positive. Balanced diet plays a vital role in keeping the body and the mind healthy," says the couple.