Ganesh Kumar, a 12 years young visually challenged boy has made history in yoga by doing ‘Dwi pada sirasasana’ for 35 minutes and placed a world record. My ambition is to become a yoga master and an IAS officer, he says firmly.
Ganesh is presently studying his 5th grade in High school for the blind, Palayamkottai. His dad Mr. Nagaraj running his own lorry tranportation service while his mom Mrs. Prema nagaraj is a tailor. His native is thittankulam, a village near Koilpatti, Tuticorin district. He is visually challenged by birth. Though his parents tried as many ways to cure him, finally they could only join him in the school for blind. Since his eye pressure isn’t getting normal, he is supposed to continue his routine with medication. Ganesh is optimistic and passionate towards life. He never gives an excuse for anything, he used to do his duties well on time. Incidentally, he learns yoga from a 10 years young girl Dr. Prisha for the past two years. He developed his interests on doing certain difficult asanas(poses) which in turn made him a world record holder by being in dwi pada sirasasana(legs behind head pose) for 35 minutes.
His vision is getting improved for the past two years as he is regularly practicing yoga. I can identify colors now, he says with confidence. “I used to imagine how the place I live actually looks like and my hobbies are walking, thinking something and studying. I love to eat tasty food. I will become an IAS officer and serve the needy as best i can”, he says brightly.
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your vision is poor, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!…