Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, June 14
Fauja Singh (110), an extended distance runner, who was felicitated by a group of World Book of Records, London, on Sunday, enjoys a laidback day at his village Beas in Jalandhar. He was honoured for being a veteran marathon runner and his unmatched contribution in selling lengthy distance operating at this age.
Known worldwide for being a runner, he additionally nurtures some unknown pursuits that he usually indulges in. He loves gardening and listening to Gurdas Maan songs every time he’s at his residence. ‘Umra ch ki rakheya, dil hona chahida jawan’, ‘Baike dekh jawana baabe bhangra paaunde ne’ are a few of his favorite numbers.
On being requested about his wellbeing, he replies in a frail tone, ‘kamzori hai ajjkal thodi, garmi badi hai na’. But a resolute Fauja Singh doesn’t chorus from going out of his residence and taking a stroll. “I don’t need my physique to fall in poor health, which is why I attempt to maintain my physique transferring,” he mentioned.
Avneet Kaur (19), granddaughter of Fauja Singh, additionally sheds some mild on Singh’s day by day routine and his teachings. She mentioned it doesn’t matter what, be it winter or summers, his grandfather by no means misses his ‘Alsi ki pinni’. “He by no means fails to observe his morning ritual and retains his eating regimen very mild,” she shared.
“Also, it is just due to him that none of us eat any quick meals as a result of he has taught us that such issues can decelerate the functioning of the physique,” mentioned Avneet Kaur, including that she can be into sports activities, is a soccer participant and an athlete too. She mentioned, “Ever since my childhood, I’ve listened to him saying that it doesn’t matter what, one should not skip train. Even if we’re inside, he asks us to do train each day,” Kaur mentioned.
She mentioned she will get motivated seeing his grandfather’s love for health at this age. “He by no means speaks to anybody in a louder voice, so, that is what I’ve learnt from him in my life. We have additionally imbibed the identical qualities from him,” she mentioned.
Was born with weak legs
- Fauja Singh has bagged many world information in a number of age brackets. He accomplished a marathon on the age of 100 in 2011. Interestingly, Singh started operating on the age of 81
- He misplaced his son to an unlucky accident. It affected him badly and he was unable to deal with it. In order to recover from the tragedy, he went to England to his one other son, the place he began operating in order that he may tire himself to sleep
- It turned his day by day routine and it’s then that folks began noticing him and heaping praises on him
- Harvinder Singh, Fauja’s youngest son, says his father was born with weak legs, for which youngsters within the village would at all times tease him