October 26, 2021


Make Baby Yours

Like father, like daughter : The Tribune India

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Ajay Joshi

Tribune Information Assistance

Jalandhar, June 19

A father’s appreciate is unparalleled. The job he plays in shaping the lifetime of his young children can under no circumstances be substituted.


Achievements aplenty


Pawani Bhatia has gained gold in 25 metre breaststroke in the U-9 Inter Condition Open Swimming Championship held in Chandigarh a bronze in 25 freestyle and silver in breaststroke bronze medal in 50-m breaststroke in Sahodaya U-12 celebration Won finest swimmer award twice in Sant Das General public College Youngest athlete title winner in 5-km mini-marathon and obtained remarkable swimmer award from DC and state sports minister in 2018 between other awards


Regwinder Bhatia was titled Best Water Polo Player of Punjab in 1997 and has remained Nationwide Swimming Winner. He is a swimming coach in the Schooling Department


Regwinder Bhatia (39) is a person these types of father, who as a solitary parent, is not only location significant parenting objectives, but also toiling challenging to make his daughter an acclaimed swimmer.

Pawani Bhatia, his 8-12 months-aged daughter, is the youngest swimming champion in the city. Coincidently, it was around three a long time ago, that she clinched her 1st medal on Fathers’ Working day only. She gained silver medal in the initial Punjab Point out Contemporary Pentathlon Championship, 2018, held in Ludhiana. Given that then, she has only excelled to develop into a state and countrywide winner.

Whilst Regwinder, who himself has remained a nationwide champion in swimming, claims, it is a blessing to see his daughter increase in the very same sports activities. He spends hours in coaching and furnishing her the ideal upbringing.

A bodily instruction lecturer at a government college, Regwinder has been raising his tiny girl on his individual, when she was just just one-and-a-50 percent a long time previous. “She was just 3, when I initial taught her how to swim. The passion to decide for the activity ignited after she accompanied me in different matches. As a coordinator, I have to perform swimming functions for the Education and learning Section across the point out. As a result, I employed to just take Pawani together. Viewing other gamers, she also at the time evinced interest in taking part in the matches. She was just 5, when she competed with women earlier mentioned her age in Below-9 point out championship. Considering the fact that then, there was no on the lookout back. She has bagged quite a few gold medals in state and countrywide swimming functions. I hope that she will get a lot more medals in long term and make the nation very pleased,” he proudly mentioned.

Separated from spouse right after a calendar year of Pawani’s delivery, Regwinder explained: “Initially, I acquired depressed stressing how will I raise my daughter by yourself. A boy or girl requirements both of those parents for a superior upbringing. Even the assumed of increasing a little one alone never crossed me. Even so, afterwards with the assist of my moms and dads, I formulated the will and confidence that I can do it. From discovering cooking to scrolling parenting lessons on the internet, I gained awareness on every little thing. It turned a lot easier day by day. As a sportsperson, I just can’t allow my daughter eat fast foods, so I prepare dinner balanced pizzas, sandwiches and burgers at home only. Pawani is also fond of cooking now and allows me sometimes. I feel I managed to increase her alone because of to the psychological join a father or mother shares with his kid. She doesn’t want to go to her mother now, who remaining us to fulfil her dreams,” Regwinder claimed.

A resident of Preet Nagar, in close proximity to Sodal Road, Regwinder feels proud to be Pawani’s father, who he suggests is dedicated in the direction of her enthusiasm even at this tender age. Whilst swimming swimming pools are shut because of to the constraints imposed to verify the ongoing pandemic, he has designed an artificial pool at dwelling for her to practice and is at current giving her coaching in yoga and other strength workouts.