I hope his medal brings 24×7 electricity supply and proper road to village – Ravi Dahiya’s Father

23-year-old Ravi Dahiya, etched his name in history by winning the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic’s in the men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling event. While the country celebrates his success as he became one of the six athletes in India’s sporting history, Dahiya’s village has got a hope that his win will bring them recognition and development, too.

Dahiya hails from a remote village in Haryana’s Nahri, and since he qualified for the Games in 2019, his village’s residents have been hopeful for it’s development.

According to a report by Times of India, Nahri, a village of nearly 15,000 people, gets just 8 hours of electricity per day. In the morning, the village receives two hours of electricity, and six hours in the evening. To watch Ravi’s matches in the Olympics, especially the semi-final match in the afternoon, uninterrupted power supply was ensured by the local administration to the village, so they could catch the live matches.

In an interview with the media outlet, Ravi Dahiya’s father, Rakesh told, “Ab lagta hai bijli ki samasya door ho jayegi, paani bhi poora aa jayega (it seems our problems of electricty and water will now be resolved).”

“I hope his medal brings 24×7 electricity supply and proper road. We would like to believe that my son’s medals would bring development to the village”, his father noted.

After Lovlina Borgohain won her bronze medal in Olympics, the Assam govt announced that her village, Baromukhia in Assam’s Golaghat district will get cemented roads.

Meanwhile, a similar announcement for the development of Nahri village is expected by the government of Haryana. And since the nearest hospital is in Sonipat, the village also has a long standing demand for a government hospital.


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