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Chandigarh: National level boxer turned auto-driver trains underprivileged for free

Abid Khan, former national boxer and a qualified coach from the National Institute of Sports (NIS) was turned into an autoloader and driver with sacks in the Chandigarh grain market but he swears to train underprivileged children in the local area free of cost. Abid was an inter-university boxing champion and is a diploma holder in coaching from NIS and after completing his course from NIS, Patiala, he trained Army personnel for boxing for five years.

However, due to inevitable situations, he has to work as an autoloader and driver in Chandigarh. He has survived all the hardships in his life but it hasn’t depressed Abid’s will to coach underprivileged children in Dhanas for free of cost.

“In my initial days I completed his schooling till eight class from Uttar Pradesh and later my father settled here in Chandigarh where I learned boxing and represented Chandigarh in various tournaments. Also, I have worked as a loader from morning to evening,” Abid told ANI.

“I have started small coaching for underprivileged children in the local area of Dhanas for free of cost. If I get some opportunity and some preparation I can train more children and sportspersons,” the former boxer added.

“I get Rs 9,500/month for this job. Additionally, I get Rs 100 for unloading goods. I am training a group of children free of cost,” he said.


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