Meet Madda Ram Kawasi, a kid of Maoist affected Dantevada who is inspiration for Sachin Tendulkar - Watch
“ I am proud that Sachin Tendulkar shared my video. I want to thank him and also invite him to our village,” said Madda talking to Hindustan Times on Thursday.Updated: Jan 02, 2020 12:38 IST
Meet Madda Ram Kawasi (13), a disabled kid of Maoist-affected Dantewada district , who is inspiration for many after cricketer Sachin Tendulkar shared his clip on Twitter on Wednesday. Madda Ram was born in a small village in Katekalyan area of Dantewada district of Bastar and studies in class seventh in local school.
Madda lost his legs to polio when he was kid but his love for cricket is known in this Maoist affected area.
“ I am proud that Sachin Tendulkar shared my video. I want to thank him and also invite him to our village,” said Madda talking to Hindustan Times on Thursday.
Start your 2020 with the inspirational video of this kid Madda Ram playing cricket 🏏 with his friends.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 1, 2020
It warmed my heart and I am sure it will warm yours too. pic.twitter.com/Wgwh1kLegS
Madda further said that his friend Kosa , Raja and others always help him and encourage him to play with them. It was one of his friend , Golu , of Kotekalyan village who shot this video from his father’s mobile phone.
“I want to become a doctor for my community,” Madda added.
Block Education officer, Gopal Pandey who reached Madda’s school on Thursday after he got news said that it is proud moment for all of us.
“The department has gifted a cricket kit to Madda and his friends. Madda is hard working and very talented kid as per his teachers and local villagers,” added Pandey.
“I came to know about Madda Ram after Sachin Tendulkar twitted. The kid is inspiration for all of us. We will try to help him in everything he need to develops his skills,” said Collector Dantewada , Topeshwar Verma talking to Hindustan Times.
Dantewada is one of worst Maoist-affected districts of Bastar region in Chhattisgarh. It is said to be epicentre of Maoist violence in Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee of CPI ( Maoists).
Bastar is India’s Maoist hotbed and said to be the last strong hold of the insurgents. There are seven districts in Bastar division of Chhattisgarh. Sukma,Dantevada, Bijapur and Narayanpur are the worst affected districts.
In October 2018, a Doordarshan cameraperson and two policemen were killed in a Maoist ambush in this district while in April 2019, Maoist killed the local MLA is an ambush along four cops.