In an bid to bring about a wider recognition of the popular Indian sport of wrestling, Sahyadri Industries has teamed up with city-based nonprofit sports organisation Lakshya to offer support to a couple of talented budding wrestlers, and plans to further their potential and help see them in the big leagues someday.
The two wrestlers that have been chosen for the SIL Sponsorship are Ranjeet Nalawde, gold medallist at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, and Sagar Birajdar, who is not only the Junior National Champion, but also the son of renowned wrestling coach and Dronacharya awardee Harishchandra Birajdar, under whom both the boys are currently training.
Sahyadri Industries will take care of all aspects of the duo’s training and competition sponsorship, while Lakshya’s role will be to administer and guide their blossoming careers.
“We have identified new talent, will add value to their talent and take them to the next level, and we will assist these young stars in any way we can, to capitalise on their potential and realize their dream of winning laurels for our country.
Mr Patel added that his company had conducted a deep study of the sport and found that India could be one of the superpowers of wrestling if the players were supported early.
“We will take care of all the allied support to Nalawde and Birajdhar - whether physical training using modern methodology, their diet plans, or their mental toughness in consultation with their coach,” he stated.