Gagan, Jwala elated to be part of SAI governing body

Ace shooter Gagan Narang says that he is delighted to be inducted into the governing body of the SAI. “I have got so much love and support from the country and I proudly say that I am a product of the system. It has been my lifelong dream to give back to Indian sports,” Gagan told Sportstar on Thursday

There have been instances when Gagan Narang had ideas but didn’t find the right platform to implement them.   -  File Photo: R. Ragu

 

Ace shooter Gagan Narang says that he is delighted to be inducted into the governing body of the SAI. “I have got so much love and support from the country and I proudly say that I am a product of the system. It has been my lifelong dream to give back to Indian sports,” Gagan told Sportstar on Thursday.

“I take that experience of building an institution from scratch to serve Indian sports with great determination, passion and zeal,” the 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist remarked.

There have been instances when Gagan had ideas but didn’t find the right platform to implement them. “I tried them within my capacity at my academy—Gun For Glory—and have seen positive results. This (SAI committee) is a great platform and I am keen to see the ideas making bigger impact,” the star shooter pointed out.

Jwala appointed SAI governing body member

“India has talent in every field but due to various reasons they don’t get right opportunities to showcase their talent. Being a sportsperson myself, I connect with fellow sportspersons well. I know what a sportsperson goes through, so it will be easier for me to put those things in front of the committee,” Gagan observed.

For her part, Jwala says it is a pleasant surprise.

“I always wanted to do something for badminton for a long time. I hope this will give me that opportunity to present the athletes perspective for better results,” she told Sportstar.

“It is a huge responsibility. But, I am confident that I will be able to do justice. I will never compromise on anything when it comes to putting players’ interests above anything else,” Jwala remarked.