A boy from the impoverished village – Gaur. His father, a lorry driver was left incapacitated due to a road accident. His mother has since been forced to take up a job to support the family. Overnight, this put at risk Umakanth’s chances of any education.
Joining the Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institution in Gulbarga (Karnataka), the institution’s integral and holistic education helped Umakanta discover the athlete in him who has since has competed successfully at the state level.
His appreciation of the education he received and the role society has played in enabling that has inspired him to look at a career that will help others like him to have a chance at such education.