“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” The team at GoSports Foundation believes firmly in this adage, and also believes that athletes who are working to achieve their potential can inspire countless others to strive for excellence. Through our work and the support we extend, we also foster better health and overall well-being for our athletes, a level playing field for all genders, and an inclusive society overall by also supporting able-bodied as well as differently-abled athletes. All of the above are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations for all member nations including India.”
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I am happy to be helping GoSports Foundation in my own small way along with a few friends to raise funds for their programmes. Being an ex-athlete, I understand the necessity for proper funding to be extended to sporting talent from an early age. A talented athlete needs all the support possible, which may vary from sports science interventions to participation in international tournaments for exposure to develop him/her into a world class athlete. Backing from corporates plays a big hand in sport development, along with Government funding. Therefore, it is crucial for more brands and individuals to come out and support sports through their CSR funds and help in putting India on world sporting map.
Ahead of the London Paralympics, GoSports Foundation funded my high-performance training stint in Australia. This exposure was good for me and I clocked my personal best in all my events. They have also helped me identify and work with top physiotherapists and sports medicine experts to recover from my injuries. The Mentorship sessions with their Advisor Rahul Dravid were a great learning opportunity for me, and his advice helped me keep my passion for the sport alive
"Inlaks Scholarships and Grants provide opportunities to young people with exceptional talent in any field to broaden their horizons and enhance their skills, thus making them a force for change in their professions. We were delighted to launch our sports scholarships through GoSports Foundation in 2012 and support young sportspersons on their way to becoming role models and champions in their respective disciplines. It was also humbling for me personally to participate in their interview process and meet some of these champions in person and more intimately understand the various routes they have taken to sporting achievement. We are delighted to continue our support to them and participate in some form in the journeys of athletes who are well on their way to becoming beacons of inspiration for future generations of sporting talent."
While my parents and coach Nandi Sir have always been with me and encouraged me in my pursuit of gymnastics, the scenario of the sport in India is quite different from the other countries. The assistance from GoSports Foundation has played an active role in helping me build my career, assisting me in my dream to inspire many other youngsters to come out and take it up. GoSports Foundation began supporting gymnastics through me, since the time I was preparing for my first ever Olympics. Post Rio, I injured my knee and the foundation introduced me to their network of experts who helped me in the rehabilitation process. I was out of competition for more than a year and have been thankful to have their support at every step to get my fitness back.