Cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar launched ‘Khel Mahakumbh’ with BJP MP Anurag Thakur in the presence of 1500 athletes. The event aims at attracting participation of at least one lakh youth from Thakur’s Hamirpur constituency. The athletes will compete in volleyball, basketball, cricket, football, kabaddi and athletics.
Talking about the initiative, Tendulkar said: “Sports can indeed play a pivotal role in shaping lives and such initiatives help in reinforcing this by providing a platform to the budding talent.”
Rs 1 crore is expected to be invested in the project over the next five years. The registration will be done on grounds across Panchayats from 4th -20th May, 2018.
Thakur, who was ousted as the BCCI president by the Supreme Court in 2017, has designed this event in such a manner that it gives a fair selection for youths across 5000 villages and 800 Panchayats. “I firmly believe that sports has the power to shape personalities and contribute immensely towards the holistic growth of an individual,” said Thakur at the launch.
PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata.
After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata.
In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer.
Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream.
So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.