Nation wide badminton talent hunt for kids

The winners of the contest will train at Pullela Gopichand’s academy in Hyderabad, following a selection process.

Pullela Gopichand at the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Quest for Excellence & Pullela Gopichand Academy Young Champs Campaign in Mumbai on Wednesday.   -  SHASHI ASHIWAL

The IDBI Federal Life Insurance in collaboration with national coach Pullela Gopichand has announced a nation wide talent hunt for kids in the under-10 age group, with the Young Champs campaign.

The parents of the kids have to share a two-minute video, shot in day light with good clarity of the kids in action, through the Quest For Excellence Facebook and Twitter pages.

The winners of the contest will train at Gopichand’s academy in Hyderabad, following a selection process.

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The entries will be accepted over three weeks. There will be a selection process for about four to six weeks. The winners will be selected by Gopichand.

"I request parents to come forward and upload their kids videos and give them a chance to showcase their badminton talent’’, Gopichand said in a release issued here on Wednesday.

’The Quest for Excellence was primarily conceived with the idea of supporting country’s quest for gold in 2020 Olympics. We thought it would be great if we could launch a nation wide initiative that would help identify emerging talent and bring it to Gopi’’, said the CEO of IDBI Federal Life Insurance, Vighnesh Shahane.

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