World Military Games: G Anandan felicitated for heroics

The paraplegic athlete, who won gold in three events – 100m, 200m and 400m - was taken in a grand parade, complete with a ceremonial band from the gates of his regiment.

G. Anandan, India’s blade runner, was felicitated in Bengaluru on Saturday.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

G. Anandan, India’s blade runner, was felicitated in Bengaluru on Saturday for his sterling performance at the Seventh World Military Games held recently at Wuhan, China.

The paraplegic athlete, who won gold in three events – 100m, 200m and 400m - was taken in a grand parade, complete with a ceremonial band from the gates of his regiment, MEG & Centre, to the regiment headquarters. Brig Y.P.S. Wadhwa and all ranks of MEG received him at the headquarters.

Subedar Anandan, who hails from Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district, had lost a limb when as part of his regiments operations along the border, he stepped on a mine in June 2008.

While Anandan won three golds, other MEG personal also secured medals. Havildar Deepak bagged a silver (light flyweight boxing), and Naib Subedar Sriram Balaji won bronze (tennis singles).