Winning an Olympic Gold medal is a dream for us, but it should not remain a dream forever! It’s important to act on our dreams, only then some of them will become a reality. Winning an Olympic Gold is not impossible, as Abhinav Bindra had shown us in the Beijing Olympics, as our hockey team repeatedly showed us in the past. We did return without a Gold medal in the London Olympics but we still got 2 Silver medals and 4 bronze medals, which is no mean achievement, considering the history.
“OGQ can make a difference to the performance to the athlete in terms of technical support through providing best coaches and access to best training facilities, world-class equipment, doctors, physios and mental trainers from the OGQ panel of experts”
Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is an excellent initiative by eminent sports people like Geet Sethi, Prakash Padukone, Vishwanathan Anand, Viren Rasquinha and others who believe that it is possible for determined individuals to come together and make a difference in the world of Indian sports.
They believe that it is possible to bridge the gap between what a sports person can provide for themselves and what the Government can do for them. It is not that a nation with 1.2 billion people is devoid of talent. It is just that they are not identified at the right stage, they are not nurtured and guided in the right direction and they are not encouraged to achieve the highest honors that sport can provide.
The people associated with this non-profit organization are champions and world-beaters themselves. We can safely believe that they know what it takes to compete at the highest level, and among world-class players. Not satisfied with their personal contributions, they have come together to encourage more youngsters to achieve even greater honors. In their own words, it takes just 6 grams of gold to lift the worth of a nation.
The OGQ has already done a lot of things. I am sure that they will do even more in future. It is such efforts that gives us hope, gives us confidence, makes us believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
“Joining hands, Inspiring hearts” – Isn’t the collective spirit greater than the individual achievement? Isn’t that the crux of human spirit? Isn’t that the foundation of human society?
PS: Happy Independence day!