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UPRISE: Sports For All acknowledges the contributions of key individuals to reshape sport in India




~The afternoon was graced by the presence of former Indian cricket player Zaheer Khan, along with the State Government officials~


Hyderabad, 16th October, 2022: Sports For All (SFA) recognises the persistent and unbating efforts of the Sports Authority of Telangana State and the Government of Telangana towards elevating the benchmarks set to build a strong foundation for Sports in India with UPRISE, a felicitating event.  The leading multi-sports platform hosted the gala meet on Sunday afternoon at the Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad, Telangana as a gesture of gratitude for their constant support to build a vibrant sporting culture among school children.


Graced by the presence of one of the most respected and demonstrated sports personalities, Zaheer Khan (former Indian professional cricketer), UPRISE touched on the vision of SFA to make sports accessible to all children. The trophy of the championship was unveiled at the event.


With the presence of key government officials and patrons, SFA is further cementing the dynamic and proactive sporting community in India. Present at the event were Sri V. Srinivas Goud, (Hon’ble Minister, Prohibition & Excise, Sports & Youth Services, Tourism & Culture and Archaeology, Government of Telangana) and Sri A. Venkateshwar Reddy (Chairman, Sports Authority of Telangana)


The SFA Championship Hyderabad 2022 is one of the biggest sporting events the city has witnessed with over 640 schools participating from Hyderabad. Second to none, with an Olympic style infrastructure, the Sports Authority of Telangana State has played a huge role in the elevation of the sports sector of the country by providing contemporary resources and platform for children to comprehend sports, allowing children to expand their horizons with persistent support and collaboration.


Talking about SFA Championship Hyderabad 2022, Sri V. Srinivas Goud, Hon’ble Minister Prohibition and Excise, Sports and Youth Services, Tourism and Culture and Archaeology, Government of  Telangana shares, “I believe this is a unique and much-needed championship that holds potential to change the face of Indian sport. Today unfortunately children are glued to video games, mobiles and television screens, and the championship will motivate them to participate in sports by way of delivering professional sporting experiences. It is imperative that SFA Championship Hyderabad 2022 will revolutionize the landscape of school sports in India by providing a robust, sustainable ecosystem for school children to participate, compete, grow and develop in sports.”


Sri A. Venkateshwar Reddy, Chairman, Sports Authority of Telangana, shares, “The Sports Authority of Telangana State and the Government of Telangana are committed to build a strong sporting culture among school children, a vision we share with SFA. We believe that the Hyderabad championship is a kick start for numerous such sporting events in the country.”


Present at the event, Zaheer Khan, former Indian professional cricketer shares, “It gives me immense pleasure to be present here today at this trailblazing championship organized by Sports For All. Sports are a pivotal part of a student’s journey of continuous learning. It not only acts as a means of recreation but also allows one to develop skills and qualities that are useful in the journey of life. With meticulous and consistent training, I believe that the youth will take India to new heights.”


Samera Khan, Chief Marketing Officer, Sports for All, shares, “UPRISE is an opportunity to express our gratitude toward the Sports Authority of Telangana State and the Government of Telangana who have helped us build a strong foundation in Hyderabad and create conversations nationwide for all our upcoming championships. We would also like to Thank Mr. Zaheer Khan for supporting our vision and amplifying it through their experiences.”

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