Narang provides platform to youngsters to hone their skills

first_imgLucknow, Jun 28 (PTI) Olympic medallist Gagan Narang has taken yet another step in his attempt to provide state of the art facilities and sport science support to the young talented shooters of the country by launching a new academy in Lucknow. He inaugurated the Gun for Glory (GFG) Shooting Academy in the capital of Uttar Pradesh yesterday. The academy, which possesses an air condition set up of 14 lanes in the 10 meter Air Rifle and Air Pistol Shooting, plans to introduce other disciplines of shooting also in the near future. At the inauguration ceremony, the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, UP, Dr. Neelkanth Tiwari was present and supported the initiative Narang had embarked upon with the vision of 2024, 10 medals shooting India. “I would like to thank Mr. Tiwari and UP Government for extending their support to the initiative. UP has lot of talents in shooting who could very well go on to become champion shooters for the country in the upcoming years. “I am quite sure that with the help of proper training, facilities and world-class equipments, these talented kids will grow into world beaters and make the country proud,” he said at the launch of the academy. As the GFG lays its roadmap for more academies in the country, it is worth noting that the foundation has already nurtured and churned out world class shooters such as Pooja Ghatkar, Mahima Turhi Aggarwal, Apurvi Chandela and Rahi Sarnobat. “We want more and more talented youngsters to take up the sport and earn laurels for the country. We will constantly conduct talent searches in Lucknow and promote and nurture the deserving candidates through scholarships,” the London Olympic bronze medallist said. PTI CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more