Help Avtar Singh's parents watch their son at the Rio Olympics

Avtar Singh is an Indian judoka or Judo champion, who has qualified to represent India at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Avtar Singh is India's sole representative in Judo at the Rio Olympics. His event in the 90-kg weight category will be on August 10, making him the 8th judoka to have ever represented India at the Olympics. On him rests the hopes of our nation - to win the first Judo medal for India.

The 24-year-old's parents have so far never been to an arena to watch his matches. Mother Dairy, as chief patron of this project, has tied up with Green Bench and Milaap to take these incredible parents to Rio, to motivate their son to Olympic glory.

The Singh family hails from Gurdaspur in Punjab, India's judo hub. Avtar's father Shingara Singh works as an office help in the local government hospital, while his mother Sukhvinder Kaur is a homemaker. The family struggled for years to ensure that Avtar's phenomenal talent did not go to waste due to a lack of funding.

His father soldiered on with his small salary, running door-to-door for his son, while his mother toughened him up with buffalo milk, to which she attributes Avtar's strength.

Through this initiative, we want to make this day even more special for Avtar Singh and his parents, who made innumerable sacrifices to nurture their son's talent.

The target amount includes return airfare for Avtar's parents to Rio, their hotel costs, visa fees, daily expenses and other transport costs.

Our campaign for Avtar's parents got covered in national media! Here are the links:

The Hindu and India Today.

Thank you all for your support !

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1st August 2016
Dear Supporter,
Great news! The story of Avtar's parents wishing to see their son compete at Rio has gone national.
The story has been covered by English dailies The New Indian Express, Firstpost and Times of India:

Avtar's parents Shingara Singh and Sukhvinder Kaur still require Rs. 6,79,536 to reach their target. Your contribution will help this Indian Judoka's proud parents watch their son fight for Gold in person ! 
raised of Rs.800,000 goal

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Supporters (62)

Sruti donated US $22.72
almost 2 years ago

Good luck!

sanwali donated Rs.536
almost 2 years ago

All the best to him.

Sanjay donated Rs.2,500
almost 2 years ago

It would be great pleasure and a sense of satisfaction if everyone make a little contribution to send his mother and father (the ones who gave their life for us to grow and be good human being). I wish and hope Avtar will continue to rise in his skill and work really hard to bring glory to india

Anonymous donated Rs.2,000
almost 2 years ago

Hope his parents get to watch him win the Gold!

Amritha donated US $30.30
almost 2 years ago

Good Luck!

Mohneet donated US $50
almost 2 years ago