Wednesday 14 September 2016

3rd Navi Mumbai International Film Festival NMIFF-2016 welcomes the submission of Professional Shorts "Born To Play – Devendra Para Athlete" from India, Directed by Manisha Israni.

This is story of Devendra Jhanjaria, an Indain Para-Athlete who throws Javelin. In 2004 Devendra Jhanjharia became the second Indian athlete to bring back the only gold for his country from the Athens Para-Olympic games. He broke the dry spell of 32 years by creating a new world record with a distance throw of 62.15m eclipsing the old one of 59.77m…. His success in Athens saw him honored with 2004 Arjuna Award. He received India's prestigious Padma Shri Award in March 2012 from the President Of India becoming the first Paralympian to be honored with the award. This Documentary is made to put light on those Sports and Sports Heroes who are away from fame, money, and necessities. By this show we would try to put some light on their achievements, their struggle, their journey, their problems and what future holds for them.

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