Man on a mission to help poor kids

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Man on a mission to help poor kids
Jairaj Thakur sets out on a trip again to help deprived children in Chhattisgarh.

Dubai - Trip to initiate poor children into a higher performing platform

By Moni Mathews

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Published: Fri 10 Jun 2016, 2:51 PM

Last updated: Fri 10 Jun 2016, 4:54 PM

The man on a mission once every year, continues to get even more involved and committed to the goal he has set for himself.
For the past two years, Jairaj Thakur, who needs no special introduction to the sports fraternity here, will leave the UAE shores for a fortnight to further his targets in sports.
Benefitting from Thakur's long drawn programme to initiate poor children into a higher performing platform will again be a backward region of eastern India.
"Once more, I set out on my academy's mission to extend the skill sets I do here in Dubai, to children far away, free of cost. First, I seek support and moral support apart from financial backing on a totally non-profit basis to help the under privileged Adhiwasi children in Chhattisgarh State, India," said Thakur who runs an academy here after his playing days in the UAE as a star batsman whose many records still stand.
"This is my academy's third annual venture for the free coaching camp which will be conducted this time, for a week, from the end of July to the first week of August, 2016. The sessions will be attended by over 100 children of the 10-19 years age group," the former Ranji level and Mafatlal Club, Bombay Division 1 player told Khaleej Times, in the midst of the many finer details he has to attend to before leaving for India.
The coaching camp will be at Ambagarh Chowki, a dense belt which is in the under developed areas hit by insurgencies due to the acute economic problems in the jungle areas of the state.
"I have already sent 325kg of cricket wear and equipment so far for the 2016 camp, and another 200kg will be sent soon. Contributions are as usual coming in as more and more people are now convinced of the work we are doing for under privileged children," added Thakur," And, some of our trainees are already in the under 14 and under 19 teams of the district and the state squads in Chhattisgarh."

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