Maharashtra growing in archery: Aditi
   Date :04-May-2024

Sports Reporter
“RESIDENTIAL camp is a great initiative by Ojas Foundation. This is for the first time in India that such camp has been organised for archery. Ojas Foundation is doing a good job by providing an opportunity for budding archers to learn and go ahead from here,” International archer Aditi Swami said during her visit to the camp. The 10-day residential camp is being conducted at Gumgaon, in Hingna taluka of Nagpur in which the participants are learning new techniques and importance of the sport. During the interaction session, Aditi motivated the participants and asked them to take this camp seriously and continue the sport in future as well. “Camps like these are very essential and in Nagpur it is really good to see that participants from difference parts of India have registered themselves for this programme. I feel this camp will create a good impact across nation and motivate other players to organise such camps so that new players will get attracted towards this sport. “Archery is a very old game and I feel proud that I belong from a state in which this sport is getting recognised.
Today 40% of players in the Indian squad are from Maharashtra and with such camps Maharashtra will produce may more talented players. Today in Nagpur the participants are taking the sport seriously and I appeal each and every participant that he or she should not take the camp just as a time pass for summers but should learn from here and one should take it as a career as Maharashtra’s future is very bright in this sport”, said the 17-year-old, who hails from Satara district. Aditi who won gold at the World Cup recently, feels that in compound event our players are doing well and it should be added in the Olympics. “I feel that compound archery should be included in the Olympics as it is a dream of every player to represent the country at that level and I am sure with this our medal tally at Olympics will also increase,” Aditi concluded.