Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 16,688 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Bhuddia Singh - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

A boy, four years’ of age, by mother sold,
Whose stamina was unusual for age;
Was discovered by a coach out in the cold,
And trained to be a marathon runner.

The coach paid back sum eight hundred rupees
And bought the boy back from the hawker old;
He gave him special food; reared him with love;
He exercised him so regularly!

He knew the boy could run a marathon!
He made him run long distances daily;
The boy had pace and breathing well-suited;
And soon he set a marathon record!

He entered ‘Limca Book of Records’ fast;
The tiny star had caught world attention;
They want to make a film about his life;
The human rights committee sent notice!

The boy was sent for a medical check-up;
He suffers much protein deficiency;
His kidneys could get damaged if he ran;
The doctors told him not to run for now.

He’d run sixty-five kilometers race!
May be, it was too much for his small age;
Nevertheless, a prodigy he turned;
He’ as the cynosure of all eyes in sports!

Is it exploitation of small children?
Is it an experiment by a coach?
More medical tests will show trauma done;
Kudos to boy: his coach and his great run!

The Indian lad could win Olympic gold;
He needs sponsors and special coaching care;
One can become great, born in sufferings!
The world shouldn’t ignore plight of all children.
Copyright by Dr John Celes 5-8-2006


Comments about Bhuddia Singh by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

  • Dr John Celes (5/15/2006 1:15:00 PM)


    thanks Bill for reading.
    A lot of children wordover are being used, abused and misused.
    how can the world ignore the rights of these yound ones?
    They need a better deal- love, care, security etc.
    With regards
    Dr John Celes
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  • (5/15/2006 9:24:00 AM)


    Dr. Celes, Thank you for a very interesting read. Bill Grace (Report) Reply

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