Pursue your dreams, says Sinha to sportspersons

ITANAGAR, Aug 31: Everester Arunima Sinha exhorted the sportspersons of Arunachal Pradesh to pursue their dreams with determination.
She appealed to budding sportspersons of the state to shed negativity and always think positive to excel.
“There are ups and downs in life, but you have to conquer it with determination, so that you can achieve the goal you have set,” Sinha said while addressing a function here on Thursday.
Sinha, who lost one of her legs in an accident in 2011, scaled Mt Everest in 2013 with a prosthetic leg. She said climbing mountains taught her valuable lessons about confidence, leadership, resilience and team-building.
“But above all, it has taught me the power of humility. It does not matter what you achieve in life. What matters is how those achievements make you a better person. How you treat others is at the core of what makes you a good human being,” she said.
“Failure is not when we fall short of achieving our goals. It is when we don’t have goals worthy enough,” Sinha said.
Former Indian football team captain Potsamgand Renedy Singh, who was also present at the function, urged budding sportspersons of the state to work hard, adding that there is no shortcut to success.
“Our duty is to create a platform for our youths, so that they can excel in sports,” he said, and requested the state government to provide the required infrastructure, so that sportspersons of the state could perform better in national and international events. (PTI)