Eight-year-old Shivansh Mohile, a resident of Malviya Nagar in Prayagraj, has made a different identity by crossing the Yamuna river in just 18 minutes. Before Shivansh, another boy of the same age group, Aaradhya Srivastava, had crossed the river in 22 minutes on June 16. Shivansh stunned the coaches with his performance, who appreciated his effort and determination to cross the river in less time than others.
Shivansh currently studies in class 2 at Tagore Public School. He, under the guidance of his instructors, started swimming from Meerapur Sindhu Sagar Ghat (Kakra Ghat) at 6 am and crossed the river at 6:18 am. According to the information, master trainer Tribhuvan Nishad told that after crossing the Yamuna river in just 18 minutes, the boy illuminated the name of his parents.
He said that at present 100 children of all age groups are taking training under the banner of Navjeevan Swimming Club. Shivaansh’s parents Vikas and Khushi Mohile said that it is a proud moment for us. Meanwhile, Nishad said that Shivansh is the first trainee swimmer in the age group of 2 to 8 years this year to garner applause from all corners of the city for crossing the river.
He also said that there were five boats for emergency assistance during the exercise. The townspeople also welcomed him and appreciated his efforts. According to the trainer, Shivans is adamant on reducing the timing. He practices regularly. He said that everyone knows swimming, but the mind does not know the fear and the way. In training, we tell children and youth how to do this. That’s why he learns to swim easily. Children or young, completely unaware of swimming, start lying on the running water within a month.