PANAJI: A nine-member Indian Women Recurve Archers Team comprising of Deepika Kumari, Komalika Bari, Ankita Bhakat and Madhu Wedwan along with Dronacharya Awardee Purnima Mahato, have set off for Paris to participate in the Final Qualification Tournament for the Tokyo Olympic Games, to be held from 17th-19th June and the World Cup Stage 3 from 20th-28 June.
The Indian Men’s Recurve Team comprising ace archers Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Ramesh Jadhav who have brought home the team Silver medal after an excellent performance in the World Championship in Netherlands, are also set to depart for Paris to take part in the World Cup Stage-3.
In the recent past, archers Deepika Kumari, Atanu Das, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari had put up a stellar performance during the Archery World Cup (Stage-I) at Guatemala. In women’s and men’s individual Recurve event, Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das won the Gold medal in their respective categories.
Meanwhile, NTPC Ltd, India’s largest integrated power company, has partnered with Archery Association of India (AAI) for holistic development of archery across India and to further promote Indian archery on the global platform. Through this partnership, NTPC aims to provide a platform to Indian youth to showcase their talent and elevate India’s reputation in the field of archery, says a press release by the Ministry of Power.
Dillip Kumar Patel, Director (HR) NTPC, has extended warm wishes to the Indian Archery Team. NTPC has been exemplary in not only helping the archers achieve excellence, but also helping to nurture and promote newer talents for a brighter future especially during these challenging times.
While energising India’s growth story, NTPC is steadily working towards being a sustainable energy company. Apart from lending support to India’s growth, NTPC has also been a pillar of support for holistic development for its communities and society at large. NTPC has supported the development of sports in India and the step towards sponsoring the Archery Association of India is one of the milestones in the long cherished journey.