Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has sponsored
training and coaching of two women athletes for the upcoming
Commonwealth and Asian Games.
The 71-year-old actor has sponsored the training and coaching of
two female athletes Ayonika Paul and Pooja Ghatkar (both shooters)
for the upcoming Commonwealth World Championship to be held in July
this year and Asian Games, 2014.
Both the athletes are supported by Amitabh as a part of the
Medals4India campaign initiated by NGO Olympic Gold Quest, a
Gold Quest is a program of the foundation of sports and games
(founded in 2001), started by Indian sporting icons to identify and
support Indian athletes with a proven track record and who have the
potential to win Olympic gold medals.
The goal of the initiative is to help them (athletes) win at the
2016 Rio Olympics and the funds will help with their training and
equipment in preparation for their respective competitions, it
Bachchan, in the past has supported social initiative programmes
like Polio eradication and has been UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and
UN Ambassador to support the girl Child.