Gameskraft Foundation, the social arm of the skill-based online gaming company Gameskraft, has associated with the ‘Dola & Rahul Banerjee Sports Foundation’ (DRBSF) to support young talent in archery. Through this association, Gameskraft Foundation aims to encourage and inspire budding athletes to achieve their dreams and support India’s sports development.
The ‘Dola & Rahul Banerjee Sports Foundation’ is the brainchild of Olympians Rahul Banerjee and Dola Banerjee and has been established with the sole purpose of promoting archery in India by fostering talent. The sibling duo started this academy in 2015 which has now trained more than 70 archers, among whom most come from weaker economic backgrounds. Renowned players from the Foundation include the likes of Aditi Jaiswal and Juyel Sarkar; young archers who have not only secured many national victories, but have also represented India at an international level. The academy comprises of professional coaches, sports medicine doctors, physiotherapists, sports analysts and state-of-the-art equipment that facilitate the best learning, training and well-being experience for future archers.
Rishi Wadhera, Head of Corporate Communications and CSR, Gameskraft, said, “Archery is one of the finest sports dating back to ancient Indian times. It requires cutting-edge qualities and skills like concentration, strength, perception of depth, and achieving the right balance of the mind and body. Through DRBSF, we hope to positively impact the lives of many youngsters by helping them unlock their true potential and raise the bar. We commend Dola, Rahul and the whole team for their tremendous efforts in this endeavour and are excited to partner with them.”
Rahul Banerjee, Founder, DRBSF, said, “Our experiences both on and off the field have given us the right tools to prepare the next generation of archers for India. Our mission from the start has been to foster a growing community of excellent archers in the country and make them ready for life and sports. We thank Gameskraft Foundation and with this collaboration, we’re confident about bringing the best to our athletes and helping them find success at domestic as well as international events.”
Gameskraft Foundation will continue its journey of empowering grassroot talent, and committing to support individuals and groups wholeheartedly. Apart from DRBSF, Gameskraft Foundation has also associated with Anju Bobby Sports Foundation (ABSF) to support the development of ABSF’s high-performance centre in Bengaluru.
About Gameskraft Foundation
Gameskraft Foundation is the social arm of the leading skill-based online gaming company Gameskraft Technologies Pvt Ltd. The foundation will engage with communities at a grassroots level to transform lives and create positive impact, powering ambitions and realising hopes through its efforts.
About Dola & Rahul Banerjee Sports Foundation
The ‘Dola & Rahul Banerjee Sports Foundation’ is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2015 under section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013. Founded with the sole intention of promoting the sport of Archery, the foundation is the brainchild of Olympians Rahul Banerjee (Arjuna Awardee, 1st Indian archer to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2010) and Dola Banarjee (Arjuna Awardee, represented India in 2 Olympics). Currently, the academy trains 73 archers, the majority of whom come from underprivileged backgrounds and are provided with equipment and training by the academy. In addition to representing India at the Archery world cups, the academy’s archers have also participated and won at the national Archery championships. The DRB academy is operational in 2 locations in Kolkata: Ultadanga and Lake Gardens.