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Help us Raise for Shooter Dadi Chandro Foundation
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Rs.5,02,420
of Rs.50,00,000
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    Created by

    Shefali Tomar
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Shooter Dadi Chandro Foundation

    from Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh

Story

Dadi Chandro Tomar was an octogenarian sharpshooter hailing from the village Johri of District Baghpat in UP. She was 60 plus when she picked up the gun for the first time but went on to win many competitions. She first inspired girls of her family and village to take up shooting sports and then inspired the masses. Her life ultimately inspired Bollywood to make an award-winning biopic on her life named "Saand Ki Aankh" in 2019.  An epitome of gender equality & champion of women's rights was known as "Shooter Dadi" by her fans & admirers. The courage with which she challenged patriarchy & took up shooting as a sport will keep inspiring generations to come.

Let's make her dream a reality

In pursuit of her passion for sports, she founded "Shooter Dadi Chandro Foundation" an NGO for the purpose of sports promotion, creating infrastructure & training facilities for rural youth in general & girls in particular. In addition, one of the foremost objectives of the foundation is to help youth from marginalized sections of society who can't afford costly sports such as shooting by providing them scholarships, equipment, weapons, free training, etc.

At the start of 2020, under the aegis of this foundation, she planned to set up a well-equipped shooting range facility, but due to the Corona pandemic, it could not get started. As the first wave of pandemic subsided, a shooting range at a small scale was about to start with basic setup & amenities in March 2021 & again we as a nation got hit by the deadly second wave of Covid 19. Unfortunately, She left us, her innumerable fans & disciples for her heavenly abode on 30th April 2021 succumbing to Covid.

She could not realize her dream and even the small range which is existing & training a couple of dozen youth for shooting lacks basic infrastructure, shooting-related equipment, amenities & other essentials. We as a foundation started by her are trying our best to serve the purpose that she lived throughout her life. Hence we decided to ask for support so that we all can pay tribute to her by helping her mission and making her legacy live forever and keep changing lives. We will be utilizing these funds to complete the existing setup and converting it to a larger one, procurement of weapons & ammunition, equipment and also creating a corpus fund for providing scholarships for needy ones and sponsorships for meritorious ones.

We are hopeful to get your support in paying tribute to her by making her dream realized and her legacy inspiring generations to come.  

Funds Raise will be transferred directly to Shooter Dadi Chandro Foundation.

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