Devendra didn’t think that his life had finished soon after he lost his hand in an accident. At the very next moment, he still had the winning attitude to make India proud. Of indomitable grit, determination and resilience, Devendra’s extraordinary tale is all the motivation you will need today.
In his childhood age, when Devendra Jhajharia was only 8 years old, he had accidentally touched an electric wire and unfortunately, he suffered a lot of damage. As a result, his left hand had to be amputated. But it is not the end of the road in athletics.
Devendra proved that he is a real fighter. He regained his lost confidence and started to look at life with a fresh and positive perspective and there is no looking back since then- an important stepping stone to success.
In 2002, he bagged gold at the 8th FESPIC Games javelin throw. He displayed sheer skill and threw it despite lacking one arm and proved that he was at a different version altogether.
In 2004, Devendra bagged a gold medal at the Paralympics. But he wasn’t one to settle for the run-of-the-mill. He repeated the same winning formula in 2016 with one more gold to his name.
Devendra also won a gold at the 2013 world championships and a silver in 2015. He had also won silver in the 2014 Asian Para Games.
You don’t need a magic wand to become successful in life and Devendra had the willingness to succeed, the will to do things, the ability to move on and the perseverance to try even where there were failures.
Devendra had all these qualities in himself and he doesn’t have to worry about his career anymore. According to him, the process of betterment can go on and on in life without a stop. His life story should be shared with others.
Let’s appreciate the fighter Devendra! The Youth Salutes him and wishes him good luck for his future endeavours.