Lakshya Institute has launched a new program ‘One Dream, One Lakshya’ (ODOL) in partnership with the Dream Sports Foundation.
The ODOL program is designed to recognize and provide holistic and comprehensive support to the potential Indian Olympians on their path to win laurels for the country through quality coaching, financial aid, training equipment, national and international tournament exposures.
Under the program, Lakshya Sports and Dream Sports Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dream Sports, will be supporting seven athletes in their journey to bring laurels for the nation. The seven selected athletes that will be covered under the program are; Nupur Patil, Divika Ghorpade, Tara Shah, Sreeja Akula, Riya Habbu, Nupur Sheoran and Suni Kumar.
To all the selected athletes, the program will be providing them with intensive training for the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympics among the five sports disciplines, namely shooting, boxing, wrestling, badminton and table tennis.
Commenting on the partnership, Swastik Sirsikar, Vice President of Lakhsya Foundation, said, “In a year where most corporates are withdrawing CSR support to sports, we are happy that Dream Sports Foundation has come forward to support Lakshya through the unique program, ‘One Dream, One Lakshya’. We hope that this long-term vision will surely see many more Indian players achieve their best and win medals for the country in the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. I’m sure we will be able to support many more players under this partnership in the coming years.”
Kiran Vivekananda, Chief Policy Officer at Dream Sports & Head at Dream Sports Foundation, said, “The pandemic has impeded basic training for many talented athletes. However, through collaborations between different not-for-profit sports organisations, we are ensuring that our athletes continue training and winning accolades for India. Our program, ODOL, will provide the necessary support to help promising young athletes to reach their full potential and represent India on a global stage.”