Our Sports Scholars bring Glory to the Country – win 14 Medals including 7 gold in special Olympics in USA

The Nurturing Talent Programme, launched in 2011 aim to support, nurture and groom talented underprivileged children in school and professional category; and enable them to become successful professionals in diverse fields.

Dear Friends,

The DLF Foundation’s Sports Scholars have done the country proud in the Special Olympics World Games 2015 by winning a rich haul of 14 medals, including seven gold, one silver and six bronze. Our athletes have put up an exceptional performance in Cycling, Badminton, Basketball and Atheletics and have won a number of medals.

DLF Family applauds with great pride these young achievers for their grit, determination and sportsmanship to win these medals and for bringing glory to the country. The country is proud of them and the whole DLF Family shares this moment of happiness with them for this spectacular achievement. We are sure that the younger generations of our country would take inspirations from their above feats and strive for excellence in all fields of activities. On this occasion I would also like to reassure them that DLF Foundation would continue to walk beside them to extend all possible help including special coaching and training to participate and win even more medals at other International Events.

We wish them all the best and Gods speed for their future endeavors!!!

Sincerely,

Lt Gen Rajender Singh (Retd.)
CEO
DLF Foundation

DLF SCHOLARS MEDAL TALLY LIST

Going for Gold

Sachin Sharma – Maharashtra — Badminton-Singles.
Sube Singh – Haryana — 1500 metre race.
Vijay Singh – Uttarakhand — 800 metre race
Bincy John – Kerala — 100 metre race
Bincy John – Kerala — 4x100m relay
Naveen Joseph – Kerala — Cycling (5 km time trial)
Naveen Joseph – Kerala — Cycling (10 km time trial)

The Silver Lining

Sachin Sharma – Maharashtra — Badminton-Doubles

Wearing the Bronze

Zohlupuii – Mizoram — 200-metres race
Vijay Singh – Uttarakhand — 400 metre race
Abhinav Tirkey – Delhi — Cycling—2 km time trial
Sachin Sharma – Maharashtra — Badminton – Mixed Doubles
Dolly Chauhan – Haryana — Basketball
Sachin Suvarna – Goa — Basketball

These talented sports persons were supported by DLF Foundation for their coaching and overseas participation at the Special Olympics, as part of our flagship initiative Nurturing Talent Programme. DLF Foundation partnered with Special Olympics Bharat, a National Sports Federation to enable these talented sports persons to come out victoriously and bring laurels to the country.

Huge participation in the largest sports and humanitarian event

The Games take place every two years, and was first held in 1968. Over 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries took part this year, and the opening ceremony was attended by First Lady Michelle Obama.

About Nurturing Talent Programme

The Nurturing Talent Programme, launched in 2011 aim to support, nurture and groom talented underprivileged children in school and professional category; and enable them to become successful professionals in diverse fields. The programme has developed need based solutions and methodologies to develop future leaders by following them right through from their entry at Class VI till they succeed in a selected professional career, through need based financial support, soft skills training, career guidance, mentoring, coaching, tracking and providing the much needed linkages. The programme has now matured in to an impactful and pan India programme. The programme now covers 792 Scholars (626 School Scholars and 172 Professional Scholars) covering 7 states.