Nepal would have returned home empty-handed in shame from China were Dipak Maharjan not in the squad. A young man from Bosigaau, somewhere on the outskirts of Kathmandu valley, with peasantry background, won only medal for Nepal in boxing against Thai competitor in 16th Asian games.
Despite hailing from a simple peasant family, what he achieved in China will always be remembered not only by sportsmen or those connected with sports but by all Nepalis. He is a hero of all us. He is a hero of Nepal.
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Hat off to this great athlete. His contribution to his country is just beyond any highest honour a country can give to its citizen.
Hope, authorities will this time realize his contribution and heed more to the uplift of Nepali sports and other aspiring talents.
I love you Dipak! You’re my hero. You secured our country’s pride abroad and at home too.