लक्ष्य इंस्टीट्यूट और ड्रीम स्पोर्ट्स फाउंडेशन ने भविष्य के भारतीय ओलंपियनों के समर्थन में शुरू किया 'वन ड्रीम, वन लक्ष्य' प्रोग्राम
ओडीओएल प्रोग्राम के तहत शूटिंग, बॉक्सिंग, कुश्ती, बैडमिंटन और टेबल टेनिस में ओलंपिक खेलने की संभावनाओं वाले सात होनहार एथलीटों की पहचान की गई और अब इन्हें शुरू से अंत तक प्रशिक्षण और सहयोग दिया जाएगा

मुंबई, 4 सितंबर, 2021: राष्ट्रीय खेल प्रोत्साहन पुरस्कार विजेता-लक्ष्य इंस्टीट्यूट ने आज एक प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस में ड्रीम स्पोर्ट्स की परोपकारी शाखा (फिलेनथेरोपिक आर्म)- ड्रीम स्पोटर्स फाउंडशन के साथ साझेदारी में पांच खेलों में सात होनहार एथलीटों को अपना सहयोग और समर्थन देने के मकसद से 'वन ड्रीम, वन लक्ष्य' प्रोग्राम की शुरुआत की घोषणा की।
ओडीओएल कार्यक्रम को गुणवत्ता कोचिंग, वित्तीय सहायता, प्रशिक्षण उपकरण, राष्ट्रीय और अंतरराष्ट्रीय टूर्नामेंट एक्सपोजर के माध्यम से देश के लिए सम्मान जीतने की यात्रा पर संभावित भारतीय ओलंपियनों की पहचान करने और उन्हें समग्र और व्यापक समर्थन प्रदान करने के लिए डिज़ाइन किया गया है।
कार्यक्रम का उद्घाटन महाराष्ट्र स्टेट लॉन टेनिस एसोसिएशन के माननीय सचिव श्री सुंदर अय्यर और ड्रीम स्पोर्ट्स के मुख्य नीति अधिकारी तथा ड्रीम स्पोर्ट्स फाउंडेशन के प्रमुख किरण विवेकानंद की मौजूदगी में किया गया।

इस साझेदारी के माध्यम से, डीएसएफ, जिसने नेथरा कुमानन जैसी भारतीय एथलीटों को टोक्यो ओलंपिक तक पहुंचने में मदद की है, और लक्ष्य इंस्टीट्यूट पेरिस 2024 और लॉस एंजिल्स 2028 ओलंपिक के लिए पांच खेलों में से सभी चयनित एथलीटों को गहन प्रशिक्षण प्रदान करेगा। इन खेलो में शूटिंग, मुक्केबाजी, कुश्ती, बैडमिंटन और टेबल टेनिस ल शामिल हैं और नीचे चुने गए खिलाड़ियों के नाम भी दिए गए है।



राज्य

एथलीट

खेल

उपलब्धियां

महाराष्ट्र

नुपुर पाटिल (19 साल)

शूटटिंग, 19 मी. एयर राइफल

इंडिया यूथ नम्बर-1

महाराष्ट्र

देविका घोरपड़े (16 साल)

मुक्केबाजी, 50 किग्रा

जूनियर नेशनल चैम्पियन, एशियन मुक्केबाजी चैम्पियनशिप 2021  की सेमीफाइनलिस्ट

महाराष्ट्र

तारा शाह (16 साल)

बैडमिंटन, सिंगल्स

भारत अंडर-17 रैंक 1, ने 2020 में 10वीं मल्टी अलार्म हंगेरियन इंटरनेशनल जूनियर इवेंट में अंडर-19 वर्ग  में स्वर्ण पदक जीता

तेलंगाना

श्रीजा अकुला (22 वर्ष)

टेबल टेनिस, एकल

भारत रैंक 1, 2021 में डब्ल्यूटीटी कंटेंडर बुडापेस्ट टूर्नामेंट में क्वार्टर फाइनलिस्ट

तेलंगाना रिया

हब्बू (22 वर्ष)

बैडमिंटन, एकल

हब्बू ने 2020 में खेलो इंडिया अंडर-17 वर्ग में रजत पदक जीता

हरियाणा

नूपुर श्योराण (22 वर्ष)

बॉक्सिंग, 75 किग्रा

इंडिया रैंक 2, महिला मुक्केबाजी राष्ट्रीय चैंपियन

हरियाणा

सुनील कुमार (22 वर्ष)

ग्रीको-रोमन कुश्ती, 87 किग्रा

इंडिया रैंक 1, 2021 में विश्व और एशियाई ओलंपिक क्वालीफायर में भारत का प्रतिनिधित्व किया है

 ड्रीम स्पोर्ट्स फाउंडेशन के साथ साझेदारी के प्रभाव के बारे में बात करते हुए, लक्ष्य फाउंडेशन के स्वास्तिक सिरसीकर, वाइस प्रेसिडेंट ने कहा, "एक साल में जहां अधिकांश कॉर्पोरेट खेल के लिए सीएसआर समर्थन वापस ले रहे हैं, हमें खुशी है कि ड्रीम स्पोर्ट्स फाउंडेशन इस अनूठे कार्यक्रम, 'वन ड्रीम, वन लक्ष्य' के माध्यम से लक्ष्य का समर्थन करने के लिए आगे आया है। हमें उम्मीद है कि इस दीर्घकालिक विजन से निश्चित रूप से कई और भारतीय खिलाड़ी अपना सर्वश्रेष्ठ हासिल करेंगे और 2024 और 2028 के ओलंपिक में देश के लिए पदक जीतेंगे। मुझे यकीन है कि हम आने वाले वर्षों में इस साझेदारी के तहत कई और खिलाड़ियों का समर्थन करने में सक्षम होंगे।"

ड्रीम स्पोर्ट्स के मुख्य नीति अधिकारी और ड्रीम स्पोर्ट्स फाउंडेशन के प्रमुख किरण विवेकानंद ने कार्यक्रम के बारे में बात करते हुए कहा, “महामारी ने कई प्रतिभाशाली एथलीटों के लिए बुनियादी प्रशिक्षण को बाधित किया है। हालांकि, विभिन्न गैर-लाभकारी खेल संगठनों के बीच सहयोग के माध्यम से, हम यह सुनिश्चित कर रहे हैं कि हमारे एथलीट भारत के लिए प्रशिक्षण और पुरस्कार जीतते रहें। हमारा कार्यक्रम, ओडीओएल, होनहार युवा एथलीटों को उनकी पूरी क्षमता तक पहुंचने और वैश्विक मंच पर भारत का प्रतिनिधित्व करने में मदद करने के लिए आवश्यक सहायता प्रदान करेगा।"


हाल ही में, ड्रीम स्पोर्ट्स फाउंडेशन ने प्रशिक्षण, शैक्षिक और वित्तीय सहायता में प्रतिभाशाली और नवोदित एथलीटों का समर्थन करने के लिए मैरी कॉम रीजनल बॉक्सिंग फाउंडेशन (एमकेआरबीएफ) और बाईचुंग भूटिया फुटबॉल स्कूल (बीबीएफएस) के साथ भागीदारी की है। कोविड-19 (COVID-19) महामारी के दौरान, डीएसएफ (DSF) ने  'बैक ऑन ट्रैक' पहल के साझीदार के तौर पर संकट से प्रभावित खेल उद्योग के 3500 से अधिक लाभार्थियों का भी समर्थन किया। अपनी स्थापना के बाद से, डीएसएफ भारत में 6000 से अधिक खेल लाभार्थियों तक अपनी पहुंच बना चुका है।

Oxfam India's virtual Trailwalker concludes on a successful note
Almost 5,000 participants come together to raise funds for pandemic-hit migrant workers
On November 29, Oxfam India's 2020 virtual Trailwalker challenge concluded on a triumphant note. Two editions spread across five months saw participation from first time enthusiasts to seasoned marathoners, lone runners to corporate teams, from all corners of the world — the fundraiser attracted almost 5,000 people who supported Oxfam India's initiative to help pandemic-hit migrant workers. This year's theme of the Oxfam Trailwalker was ‘Walk in solidarity' and the focus was on ending economic discrimination of vulnerable and marginalised citizens, especially the migrant labourers who went through enormous hardships and tragedy during and after the lockdown. This fundraiser gave thousands an opportunity to help them and also raise money for Oxfam India’s ongoing COVID-19 relief work, and their #RightsOverProfits campaign that is demanding that the government regulate private healthcare to make it affordable and accessible to all.  
The total amount raised by the walkathon was over Rs 50,00,000.
Three Trailwalkers also achieved seemingly impossible feats in the process. Pankaj Maste from Mumbai completed over 100 km in just one day while Anupama Singha Roy from Bengaluru and Sanjiv Sharma from New Delhi completed 50 km in one day as well!
Team participation from corporates like Salesforce, Accenture, Wells Fargo, Thomson Reuters and Schlumberger gave a big boost to the fundraising efforts. Thanks to such support in the past few months, Oxfam India has managed to reach out to underserved citizens in 16 states, provided one month’s dry ration to 387,495 people, distributed 60,080 ready-to-eat meal packets, distributed 57,424 safety kits and transferred Rs 264.45 lakh to 5289 households. Critical information about the pandemic has reached over 5 million people and 6,626 PPE Kits have been provided to front-line workers and hospitals.
Amitabh Behar, Chief Executive Officer of Oxfam India says, “We have tried with action and intent to reach out to the most vulnerable sections not just with tangible gestures but with information that can save lives. None of this however would have been possible without the support of the thousands who backed our fundraising efforts wholeheartedly and made it possible for us to help so many people.”
This massive effort was a virtual version of Oxfam India’s annual mega walkathon recognised world-wide as the Oxfam Trailwalker challenge. This year, because of the pandemic, participants had to take part “virtually” and complete the challenge in and around around their homes, with social distancing norms in place. The concept of the virtual Trailwalker made it very easy and simple for anyone around the globe to participate by just signing up on the Oxfam India website and choosing to cover 50kms or 100kms within 10 days. 

SPORTS FIELD

ELMS Sports Foundation empowers 

Kashmiri students with physical literacy programme ‘Ghindbaaz’




New Delhi, September 4, 2021: In order to encourage and inculcate inclusivity through sports and better the lives of the Kashmiri students, helping them to join the mainstream, ELMS Sports Foundation has partnered a local NGO, The Stears.

To talk about the importance and the benefits of the initiative, the youngsters recently took part in a virtual conference, Physics Literacy India Conference, which was also attended by Vita Dani, co-promoter of ELMS Sports Foundation and the Indian badminton coach Pullela Gopichand, who is also the mentor at ELMS Sports Foundation.

Working together, ELMS Sports Foundation and The Stears identified 36 children from the region between the age group of 13 to 18 years who participated in a ten-week programme—Ghindbaaz, where each of them has gone through copious challenges to sharpen their leadership and problem-solving skills. While the mood disorders such as anxiety and depression have been rampant issues that these kids have been dealing with, sports have the ability to act as a therapy to calm the trauma and channelise the energies.

“ELMS Sports Foundation was created with a clear vision to encourage the youngsters from across the country and contribute in the development of their lives with the help of introduction of physical literacy and use sports as a vehicle to achieve that goal. We are committed to accelerate similar developments even in Kashmir through such initiatives. Our objective is to work at the grassroots level and collaborate with organisations like The Stears to create a more inclusive support system for the students and help them with their overall development,” ELMS Sports foundation co-promoter Vita Dani said.

The programme was initiated in the month of June and since then the foundation has been closely working on development of the kids, teaching them various skills such as leadership, teamwork, cooperation and human values other than the sportsman spirit. During the conference, students of this programme also shared their personal experiences and how each of them has defeated the difficult circumstances in their lives to rise up and lead a meaningful life with the help of this physical literacy programme.

Talking about the existing challenges, Meerat, one of the participants, said: “due to the rigid mentality and the gender gap, parents and the society fail to understand the importance of sports. It is hard, especially for the girls, to convince their families and are unable to associate sports with any of us. My parents are literate but still they are not very supportive about me taking up the sports. We can’t blame them either and instead we need to subtly change the thinking process by promoting physical literacy initiatives, like the one we completed recently. We hope such programmes are taken up more and more.”

The students, who have excelled in the programme, will further get an opportunity to interact with the popular international sports persons and take guidance from them.

Olympic Gold Medallist Abhinav Bindra to address 20,000+ teachers of LEAD Powered Schools on September 5

Mumbai, September 2, 2021: Marking the celebration of Teachers’ Day on 5th September, EdTech LEAD will host a motivational session by Abhinav Bindra for more than 20,000 teachers, principals & school owners across 2,000+ partner schools.

 

While our country has seen many successful champions, it’s still incredibly rare to find someone who has succeeded at the highest levels globally and then gone on to create a school to coach/mentor the next generation of winners. Mr. Bindra, the first Indian to win an individual gold at the Olympic Games, often states that while he is happy that he won gold what drives him is to make sure that he is not the only one! This is the same kind of passion that was seen in the school owners across the country who managed to  run the schools despite all headwinds, empower teachers and work towards creating the next generation for our country.

 

Mr. Bindra will share insights into his journey from being an athlete to managing his own academy & mentoring Indian grassroot athletes. He will be talking about his life lessons and experiences both as someone who manages a non-profit academy as well as an athlete, the obstacles that came his way and what helped him stay true to his goals. LEAD will provide the audience with the opportunity to interact with Bindra to address their self-doubts and challenges in a new teaching environment.

 

To upskill and empower teachers & principals to continue providing excellent learning to students, LEAD is also launching a certification program under LEAD Academy. The program will help them develop a growth mind-set, learn skills to support online teaching and also gain emotional and social support.

LEAD Co-founder and CEO Sumeet Mehta said, “School owners across India have gone through tough times during the pandemic with having to hold the entire ecosystem together as an educator to students & a mentor to teachers. I am sure it will be interesting to hear Mr. Bindra on how he transitioned from being an athlete to  a mentor to athletes.

State governments and various other committees are now looking at a roadmap to reopen schools safely and there could be no better gift for our teachers on this special day than reopening schools. The integration of technology in pedagogy will further open up opportunities for young minds, making them future-ready and help them excel in life.”

Isaac Newton famously said that “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” This Teacher’s Day - LEAD celebrates these unseen giants I.e.  school owners and principals whose broad shoulders enable our future line workers to create propulsive learning. 

 

Muskan cruise into final at ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships

 


New Delhi, August 26, 2021: Junior Indian boxer Muskan continued her brilliant form and progressed into the final on the fifth day of the ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships in Dubai.

 

Muskan (46kg), who hails from Haryana, blanked Yelyanur Turganova of Kazakhstan in a one-sided bout that saw the Indian boxer playing swift and smart boxing from a long range. She maintained her dominance throughout the three rounds and secured a unanimous 5-0 win.

 

In the Bantam weight semi-final, Aarzoo (54kg) faced tough competition from Uzbekistan’s Tileubergenova Guldana in an evenly contested bout. Both the boxers threw caution to the wind and continuously attacked from the beginning. The Indian pugilist gave her best but narrowly lost the bout 2-3 in an intense match.

 

Meanwhile, Devika (50kg) and Supriya (66kg) also lost their respective semi-final bouts and had to be content with the bronze medals.

 

In the Junior boys section, Rohit Chamoli (48kg) and Bharat Joon (+81kg) advanced into the finals after registering identical unanimous victories in their respective Last-4 bouts. On the other hand, Ankush (66kg) suffered a 0-5 defeat in his semi-final match.

 

Having already secured themselves and the country medals, nine Indian Youth pugilists, including four women, will aim for a spot in the final as they play their semi-finals on Day 6 of the prestigious continental event, in which both the age groups—junior and youth—are playing together for the first time.

 

Among men, Vanshaj (64kg), Daksh (67kg), Vishal (80kg), Abhimanyu (92kg) and Aman Singh Bisht (+92kg) will be seen in action while Simran Verma (52kg), Preeti (57kg), Preeti Dahiya (60kg) and Sneha (66kg) will fight in the youth women’s category.