Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi, 18 December The Jwala Gutta Academy of Excellence was officially launched in a glittering function attended by leading sportspersons and officials in the national capital on Tuesday.
Speaking at the launch, ace badminton player, founder and Promoter of the academy Jwala Gutt said, “Being a sportswoman has really made me realize the importance of discipline and consistency, not just in sports, but in general life as well.
“I had a vision of creating an academy for passionate minds in order to help them achieve the success they are destined for. With the Jwala Gutta Academy of Excellence. I will strive to inculcate discipline in those who are willing to learn and towards making them good and contributing members of society.”
With the aim of nurturing youth and harnessing nascent talent, the state-of-the-art complex will entail training facilities for a plethora of sports, including cricket, badminton and swimming to name a few.
Olympic Medal winner boxer Vijender Singh, wholeheartedly offered his support to the initiative. “As an athlete myself, I know the struggle behind finding training facilities and good mentors. The Jwala Gutta Academy of Excellence has one of the best training infrastructures in the country and I am proud to be here today to support this beautiful idea, which is now a reality.”
Also present at the ceremony to underpin his endorsement was Double Olympic Medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar “The youth are our future, and academies like these are crucial to provide talent across the country a home where they can train and perform to their best of abilities. I wish Ms. Jwala Gutta and her team all the very best going forward. I will always be available to support in any way I can.”
Member of Parliament and former Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy was also present to support Jwala’s initiative.
Comprising 14 courts in total and with a seating capacity of over 600 people, the Jwala Gutta Academy of Excellence is located in the outskirts of Hyderabad in Sujatha High School, Gachibowli. Other facilities include a world-class gym and a yoga center to provide athletes with a one-stop destination for all necessities.