Bhubaneswar: Tata Tea Jaago Re 2.0 has created ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ – a platform to identify India’s most promising athletes and provide them with an opportunity to hone their skills.
The Bhubaneshwar leg of the tournament will be taking place at Kalinga Stadium on February 15.
The initiative, in association with the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), is open to U16 boys and girls and will feature a number of sports such as running, long jump and shot put among others.
All children from across the country can participate in this competition by registering on the Jaago Re website. After raising awareness about the urgent need to preact in the areas of women safety and sports culture during Phase II, Jaago Re is now walking the talk on-ground to bring about positive change in Phase III of the campaign.
Commenting on this endeavour, Sushant Dash, Regional President – India, Tata Global Beverages said, “Through ‘Champions of Tomorrow’, Tata Tea Jaago Re aims to create a platform to nurture promising young athletes and instil a strong sporting culture in India. Only when parents are as actively involved in their child’s physical education as they are in their academics, can India foster sporting talent that will go on to represent the country on international platforms.”
The tournament has already been conducted in cities such as Lucknow, Kolkata, New Delhi and Hyderabad, and aims to reach out to over 1000 schools across the country.
The national finals are scheduled to take place in February 2018 and the winners of the national finals will travel to the sporting hub of UK, Loughborough University, for an eight-day training program of international repute.
To register for ‘Champions of Tomorrow’, log on to www.jaagore.com/champions-of-tomorrow/registration