Till two years ago, 19-year-old Rinku Singh, the javelin thrower son of truck driver Brahmadin Singh, was considered to be a ‘loafer’ by his father, in the Holepur village, Bhadohi district, East UP. Another 19-year-old and javelin thrower, Dinesh Patel, of Khavpur village, Varanasi, worked as daily wager on construction sites to fund his training at Guru Gobind Singh Sports College at Lucknow, while staying with his maternal uncle. Last Monday the two sons of Bhaiyaland, who are now big ticket pitchers in the US Baseball arena were invited by none other than President Obama to the White House as special guests to the ongoing Heritage Month.
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