Tribal Department to help Ojas Foundation: Thakare
   Date :18-May-2024

Ojas Foundation 
Sports Reporter
The 10-day archery summer coaching camp organised by international archer, Nagpur’s Ojas Deotale, who brought laurels to the nation by clinching three gold medals at the Asian Games, concluded recently at Siddhivinayak School in Gumgaon. The camp was organised by Ojas Foundation. The camp, supported by Maharashtra Archery Association and District Archery Association, witnessed presence of top International archers of the country imparting coaching to the budding archers. This was for the first time that city hosted a residential camp for archery.
Ravindra Thakare, Additional Commissioner of Tribal Department, who was chief guest for the concluding ceremony, appreciated the efforts of Ojas Foundation and announced that the Tribal Department will collaborate with Ojas Foundation to support tribal players in the future. “It is a great initiative taken by Ojas Foundation and I feel we all should support such events and such camps should be conducted in every corner of nation as it will help in search of new talent. The Tribal Department will collaborate with Ojas Foundation and will help players from tribal areas to come forward and showcase their talent.
This will also motivate new players who are deprived of such facilities and will encourage them to move ahead in sports,” said Thakare. Participants were guided and trained by Arjuna awardees Atanu Das, Aditi Swami, international players Aman Saini, Rajat Chavan, Prathamesh Phuge, Prathamesh Javakar and Tushar Shelke. Balbir Singh Vij, District Governor of Lions Club International 3234H-1; Mukul Mule, President of Nagpur Archery Association; Tushar Shelke, international player; Pravin Sawant, Shirish Ninware, international coaches; Pravin Deotale, Ojas Foundation President; Archana Deotale, Secretary; Jatin Deotale were present at the concluding ceremony.