My son De. Sri Charan has been practicing Archery since 2011 and have been progressing to Elite stage, where competing in the Youth Olympics and the next Summer Olympics will might be within reach. Just that he needs support in accomplishing his training program.
He has won in the State, National and International arena, which is stated as follows:
Gold at 5th State Archery Championships - 2012
Silver at 7th State Archery Championships - 2014
Silver at 8th State Archery Championships - 2015
Merit certificate holder for Sub Junior National Championships - 2013
Bronze at Indoor World Cup, 2013 held at Singapore
Let me explain in brief on what this Elite Archery is.
Now, he has to move to the Elite Archery for which he needs to upgrade his equipment.
As anyone can understand looking at the pictures, that he is shooting with the Recurve bow (basic though at the moment). Recurve bow is the bow that is used in the Olympics.
He is 11yrs old now and falls under the Mini-Sub Junior category (under 14yrs). The national level competition for the Mini-Sub Junior in the Recurve category is to shoot at 50mts. The basic bow which he is shooting at the moment, can be shot till about 30 - 35mts only, if stretched out we can shoot only till 40mts, beyond that it wont have max efficiency, unreliable and inaccurate. So, he has to switch to the professional equipment inorder to be able to shoot at 50mts.
So, this Elite Archery is nothing but switching to the professional equipment, plus his training and tuning will start focusing on the max. distance he has to shoot at the competitions.
Here are some of his practice session photos:
The equipment for Archery as many knows its on the costlier side. The total cost of the equipment with all its accessories comes to Rs. 3,00,000.
Since, we cannot afford that much of money arranged in one shot, we as parent decided to go with Crowd Funding (Campaign) to raise the funds, keeping in mind that our situation should not spoil the kids' talent.
As mentioned earlier, we are focusing Sri Charan to compete at the National, International (World Cups and World Championships) regularly so then he can earn his place to get qualified for the Olympics in 2020 (Tokyo).
If he can be supported, he might well be there and who knows he can earn us (India) the medal at the grandest stage.
I request each contributor to provide their complete details when contributing for the cause, so then we can do our level best when my son has achieved and accomplished his dream task.
Now, all we have is just to say Thank You for the wonderful souls out there who are contributing.
He will definitely make us all proud and the Nation proud as well, when the national anthem sung when he raises to the podium held high.
Bharath Mata Ki, Jaiiiiiiiiiiiiii!