Determination is always vital for achieving anything in life. This statement has been proved true by the wonder kid, Tejasvi Sharma. Tejasvi has overcome his physical inability through yoga and fought all odds to be inspiration for many.
Your son is afflicted with polio. His right leg is severely affected and it may never function properly," a doctor told Mithlesh Sharma. His two-year-old son, Tejasvi had lost sensation in his right leg.
Mithilesh could not think of his son walking with a limp or with crutches. So at an age when children are not able even to walk properly, Mithilesh enrolled Tejasvi in a yoga school.
Yoga turned life around
Things worked and the condition of his leg improved. It has been sixteen years since then and now Tejasvi is popular as a child yoga guru. Tejasvi has a very flexible body and has been a national yoga enthusiast. He stood third in artistic yoga in Yoga World Cup, held a couple of weeks back at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.
"I am very thankful to my father. It's only because of his teachings I am here," said Tejasvi.
Tejasvi started practising yoga at a very tender age of two. He used to practise yoga on a daily basis along with his father. At the age of 5, he was well versed with all yoga moves and used to practise around 50 to 70 asanas a day, but never thought of performing it on the mass level. Then what made him opt for yoga as professional career? It's the tease and harsh remarks of his classmates, making fun of the disability, said Tejasvi, recalling the days of the past.
Participation at competitions made difference
Driven by the harsh remarks of the students, he decided to enhance his yoga skills and participated in the interschool yoga competition held at Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Noida. "I stood first at the competition. It was a real boost for me and I decided to take artistic yoga to different heights," added Tejasvi.
In 2009, he participated at state level yoga competition and bagged first prize in artistic yoga. "People acknowledged my potential and appreciated my efforts. Their appreciation motivated me to move on. I started practicing for three hours a day, which is more then sufficient for any practitioner. My hard work paid and I won around 8 state level competitions in a year and headed towards national competitions," added Tejasvi.
However, he couldn't perform well at the national level competition. In first national held in Palwal, he stood third. Unsatisfied with his performance he decided to do stage performances in order to enhance his skills. "I believe participating in competitions is the best way to judge ourselves. It helps us in knowing our pros and cons," he added.
Got standing ovation at India's Got Talent
'Ek Shaam Atta Chowk Ke Naam,' was the first stage programme, he participated in. After that, there is a long list of performances. He participated in popular show India's Got Talent and got standing ovation from the judges for giving mesmerising performance. He also gave a wonderful performance in 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' and several other stage shows.
However, he never forgets to thank his mentors who supported him and paved his way towards success. "I am blessed that I have so wonderful people around, who have supported me through out. Rajnikant, a choreographer is one of them as he has helped me in performing well," he concluded.