BENGALURU: Subedar Anandan G, Paraplegic Athlete who won three Gold medals at the recent seventh Military Wold Games at Wuhan, China, was felicitated in the regiment he belongs to -- MEG & Centre, Bengaluru
Anandan who had his medals around his neck was taken in a grand parade by all Ranks of the Centre from the gates to the headquarters in an Open Jeep.
A ceremonial Military Band accompanied the parade. He was garlanded and cheered through the half kilometre stretch with army personnel at the various offices flocking out in huge numbers to witness to parade, and greet and show support to the athlete.
Subedar Anandan G, Paraplegic Athlete who won three Gold medals in seventh Military Wold Games at Wuhan, China held recently, was received in a colourful ceremony at his #MEG & Centre, #Bengaluru @Prodef_blr@DefenceMinIndia @NewIndianXpress@XpressBengaluru pic.twitter.com/qLBjS7DMTT— Pearl Dsouza (@pearl_tnie) November 2, 2019
At the MEG headquarters, he was received by Brigadier Wadhwa, Commandant, MEG & Centre, Bengaluru.
The para-athlete won golds in the 100, 200, and 400- metre events at the 7th Military World Games held at Wuhan China from October 18-27.
At the same games, two other soldiers from MEG won medals. Havildar Deepak bagged a Silver in Light Flyweight Boxing, and Naib Subedar N Sriram Balaji won Bronze in Tennis (Singles).
Anandan who presently stands at number 12 in the world ranking (top 7 qualify) is on the verge of securing his place at the Tokyo Para-Olympics 2020.
He secured Gold at the 200-metre event at the recently held Handisport Open Paris 2019.
Wishing him all, Commandant Wadhwa told The New Indian Express, you should be here next year this time to welcome India's Para Olympic Gold Medallist.