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Tapping the grassroot through the perseverance of the Coaches

Rohit Kanwal, 24 yrs, Athlete from the Almora district of Uttrakhand , used to often reach school very late because on the way he would get caught by passers-by who would bully him, crack jokes on him and laugh at the way he looked and spoke. On his way to school he often faced the [...]

SPORTS – at any cost

The offer of the Virtual Cricket event came at a time when the Rajasthan Athlete Chiranjeev Mathur and his family, all of them, had tested positive for Covid. The previous year had confined him to his house; with safety came boredom and inactivity. The second wave of Covid felt dangerous but Chiranjeev agreed happily to [...]


“Bowling is the strength of Pallav , to an extent that it surprises us many- a-times. During outdoor practises with a leather ball, there would be a higher probability of any of us to lose to him”, says his Coach. Pallav Mehrotra is a Cricket fan and a keen player having represented SO Bharat in [...]

A determination to win

While riding his cycle, Hussein’s toe nail got jammed into the paddle and he had to be rushed to the primary health centre. It was raining heavily at that time, but his brother, Ahmed lost no time in taking him there. As soon as he got bandaged, he wanted to reach on time for the [...]

Standing out in the Sports Outfit

Pradip Mori, 17 yrs, joins his father in labouring at a building site nearly everyday, physically carrying material from one place to the other. He earns a daily wage as does his father, but Pradeep makes sure that he attends school at least twice in a week. Coming out of his one-room accommodation in a [...]

An Opportunity to sustain School Programming

Cricket brought back the same passion and determination in Tarun , an Athlete from Karnal, Haryana, as he experienced in 2017 when he participated in Floor Hockey in the World Winter Games in Austria in 2017. Sports gives him space to grow, enjoy, get aggressive (as well) and feel empowered. He celebrates his participation irrespective [...]

Sports – catalyzing social change

 “Bihar has tremendous potential, we could’ve won, had technology supported us better. The pandemic too played its part. The set-up was right, the camera was fixed and the pitch was prepared. Covid 19 raged in a matter of a couple of days, and a lock-down announced a day before, made everything futile. Notwithstanding, from being [...]

Thinking digital to unearth remote talent

Satyanshu Deep, 18 yrs, is a student of the Sarthak School, Dhamtari , Chattisgarh. It’s a district situated about 200kms from Durg , which is where the office of the State chapter is located. The Virtual Cricket event helped discover new talent and Satyanshu was one of them. He has a learning disability but shows [...]

Cricket- ready anywhere, anytime

Rahul Borkar, 17 yrs, has a speech challenge. As observed by his mother, Sports helps him shelve his challenges and transports him from loneliness to joy that emerges from the thrill of participation. At this event, although he could not see other players as he saw in events earlier, he was told that this was [...]

Budding talents emerge as the Athletes sport their best

It is interesting to watch Dadhichi on any regular day at the premises of the Open Learning Systems (OLS), an organization working for the care, protection, education and rehabilitation of Persons with Intellectual Disability, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Disability. He clearly, shows an uncommon inclination. The electrical items, often the switch boards, around the [...]
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