Two Players from Stairs Selected for International Sepak Takraw Super Series’13
August 29, 2013 - New Delhi, Delhi, India
-- Players part of Ulflex Khelo Dilli
-- 4 Stairs’ player selected to play in Asian Camp 2014
-- 14 international team participating in the event
-- India is the first host country for the year
Two talented players from Stairs, an NGO for under privileged youth, have been selected in the Indian Sepak Takraw team participating in International Sepak Takraw Federation and Asian Sepak Takraw Federation Super Series India-2013 (ISTAF Super Series INDIA-2013) to be held in New Delhi from August 29 to September 1, 2013.
The players, Sandeep Kumar and Dheeraj Kumar were selected from the Majnu Ka Tilla center of the NGO. The participants are regularly playing as a part of Uflex Khelo Dilli at Uflex Stairs centers that have been established near the colonies where they reside. Recently, four players from the center were selected to play Sepak Takraw in Asian Games 2014 to be held in South Korea from September 2014.
“Stairs has been dedicatedly working to empower the specially abled youth through sports. The selection of the two players certifies that we are leading towards a right direction and our efforts are successful in making some lives worth living. The achievement will motivate us to continue our work to help children believe in their own power and that they are agents of their own change through sports and hard work,” said Siddhartha Upadhyay, Founder and Secretary General, Stairs.
The ISTAF SuperSeries is an international Sepak Takraw competition organized by the International Sepak Takraw Federation (ISTAF). This year, it will have 14 nations participating in the tournament with India being the first country to host the series. It will be followed by Thailand and Malaysia for hosting the second and third round respectively. The details of the final round is yet to be announced.
Stairs (www.stairs.org.in) is a non-profit organization working in the field of development of underprivileged youth through channelization of their energies in sports and education. Since its inception in 2005, Stairs has been actively involved in the upliftment of the less fortunate children mainly through the field of sports. The sporting initiatives undertaken by Stairs are aimed at providing a platform to these children to hone their skills and showcase their talent through sports camps. Stairs understands the amount of talent that exists among these children and believes in creating opportunities so that their talent is rightly tapped and nurtured.
Source: Business Wire India