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My dream is to see Indian athlete win Olympic gold: Milkha Singh

IANS  |  Solan (Himachal Pradesh) 

Singh said on Monday that it was his dream to see an Indian win a gold medal at

"It's my dream to see an Indian win a gold medal at that I lost in Rome," he said during an interaction with the students of near here.

The living legend, also known by his nickname 'Flying Sikh', got emotional on watching a clip from his biopic 'Bhaag Bhaag', recalling all the struggles of his life.

Singh shared his life story recalling his childhood struggles as well as shared his experience in the famous sporting event held at in 1960 where he defeated his Pakistani contemporary

"No matter who becomes our Prime Minister, no one can completely eradicate poverty from the country. We as citizens need to contribute and do our bit in eradication of poverty and development of the nation," he said.

He encouraged the students to work hard and emphasized that hard work is even more important than competence. He said that youth is the future of the nation and they must work hard to bring glory to the nation.

also inaugurated an complex that will be named after him as the Complex. He was welcomed by Prof. P.K. Khosla, of and Atul Khosla, Pro-and Founder of the university.



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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 20:02 IST