Arjun, a 15-year-old javelin thrower from Delhi who is currently ranked number 1 in India, 3rd in Asia and 10th in the world in the under-18 boys’ javelin throw category and studying in class XI at Modern Public School (MPS), Shalimar Bagh, was recently felicitated by Delhi state Director Education, Himanshu Gupta and Deputy Director of Education (Sports) Sanjay Ambasta after he returned with a silver medal in Javelin throw at the 4th Asian Youth Athletics Championship 2022 in Kuwait.
While making his debut in AYAC 2022, he threw the javelin to a distance of 70.98m and clinched the silver medal. As many as 30 countries from Asia participated in the 4th AYAC, which concluded on October 16th in Kuwait.
Arjun has been training to qualify for the Asian Games for the last two years. His excellent performance at the 17th National Youth Athletics Championship 2022, where he bagged a gold medal won him a place in the Indian squad for 4th AYAC. Arjun’s father, a sweet vendor in Delhi, who was a sportsperson in Discus Throw, has been a major motivation for Arjun and has supported him in both academics and sports. Going forward Arjun’s aim is to represent the country in the Olympics.
Modern Public School also played a phenomenal role in shaping the career of Arjun in track and field athletics. The school provided him with a javelin and other top-class equipment for training. Arjun was also allowed to train during school hours and his classes were compensated accordingly. Before he departed for the national camp for training prior to representing India at Asian Youth Athletics Championship 2022, the school hosted a ceremony to cherish his accomplishments and to wish him luck. Arjun is also supported with a scholarship from the school.
Reacting to his felicitation, Alka Kapoor, Principal of the Modern Public School said, “It is a moment of great pride and pleasure for us that our student of class XI, Arjun has won a Silver medal in Javelin Throw at the 4th Youth Asian Athletics Championship, Kuwait. The entire Modern Public School family congratulates Arjun on this remarkable feat. He is diligent, focused, and indomitable. His athletic capabilities and determination assures that he is going to be a big star in the international athletics arena. In this moment of pride, I hope all our students get inspired by Arjun and bring more laurels to the school.”