Kargil War Veteran Revolutionizes Sports With India One Sports
Lieutenant Colonel Arun Sharma has left the battlefield but still strives to make his country come out on top. His social network once launched called India One Sports, aims to help athletes all over India. Chak de! India
Lt. Col. Sharma’s revolutionary work will enable millions of budding sportsmen and women to turn their sporting dreams into reality. “We are making a humble beginning towards making India arrive with a bang in the Asian Games and CWG 2022. The 2024 Olympics will be India’s Crowning Glory,” believes the Lieutenant Colonel.
The primary aim of India One is to integrate all available sports infrastructure such as coaching academies, sports good manufacturers, sports associations and federations and sports medicine from around India into 24 specific disciplines using location specific content. The platform also addresses the coaching community with a separate section for jobs for all sports related vacancies at various clubs, academies and institutes.
India One, through its efforts will celebrate the achievements of local talent. Local talent who has made it to regional, national and international level will be celebrated in their localities, colonies, schools, and universities through felicitation functions and media coverage; essentially making them local celebrities to boost ‘winner’s morale’.
“India One Sports is being developed by a highly motivated and passionate team of specialists who come with a vision to bring about a change in India’s sports ecosystem, making it inclusive. We are striving to provide each and every possible opportunity to allow this talent to be nurtured and recognized so these sportsmen and women can realize their dreams,” said Lt. Col. Sharma.
India One will also provide access to sports mentors and scientific training. They have tied up with a number of institutes who provide the expertise to sporting professionals and these details and procedures will be part of India One’s offerings to the user. India One will also act as a central repository of relevant information and data such as details of sports quotas in schools, colleges and universities; scholarships available at various levels and how sportsmen and women in need can go about getting financial assistance they need.
There will also be information on various funding operations of prevalent associations, federations and private institutions across sports. India One aims to establish centers of excellence in wrestling, boxing, archery, kabaddi, shooting and cricket to start with.
India One has a mission to bridge the resource gap between the grassroots level and the privileged. With a population of 130 crores and current dismal state of sports affairs aside from cricket, Lt. Col. Sharma sees his venture as the much needed initiative for sports in India.