Boxer Sachin Siwach among Top 30 Under 30 at HT Youth Forum 2017
In the run-up to its sixth edition of Top 30 under 30, Hindustan Times profiles 30 young achievers who will be felicitated at its flagship event on May 26. They are from fields ranging from the forces, academics and art to entertainment and sports. Among them is Sachin Siwach.ht youth forum 2017 Updated: May 25, 2017 17:42 IST
King of ring: Sachin Siwach, 17, Bhiwani
One of India’s most promising junior boxers, he caught the eyeballs of many in the field of boxing when he clinched a gold in the Youth World Boxing Championship held at St. Petersburg, Russia, in December last year. Now this lad from Miththal village in Bhiwani is all set for a challenging joust at the Asian youth championship.
Secret sauce: Hard work, dedication and focus
Inspiration: “Olympian Vijender Singh hails from a village next to mine. Right from my childhood, I wanted to be like him and win medals for the country at the Olympics.”
Challenges facing India: “If we want India to be a powerhouse of world sports, we have to provide good sporting facilities at the village level. Education and health care also need attention.”
Uplifting feature: The simplicity and rich culture of our nation.
The road ahead: “I am training hard to win a gold at the Asian Youth Championship.”
As an agent of chang: “I can contribute to the society by becoming a role model for the youth. I am from a very humble background. My father is a small farmer, so you can imagine the hurdles I have faced. But I managed to make it big through sheer hard work.”
By the way: When not training, Sachin loves watching movies. Dangal, he says, has really motivated him to train harder.