Making Positive Impact to celebrate festivities
No matter how big or small, good deeds makes Diwali a lot more bright and cheerful. This Diwali, Oppo kept the generosity alive, by partnering with Cricket Academy of Pathans. As a part of their Diwali campaign, OPPO had pledged to donate INR 20 per Facebook share of their new TV commercial because of which, OPPO was able to raise INR 10 Lakhs. In addition to this, OPPO decided to add another INR 10 Lakhs to the donation amount, doubling the amount to INR 20 lakhs. This initiative by the brand is another effort to promote and support cricket in India, in addition to aiding scholarship and promoting cricket among underprivileged kids.
Under this scholarship program Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) will provide 12 months of cricket training to the selected children. The selected children will get an opportunity to be trained under the guidance of cricket expert and coaches. These scholarships will help in unearthing new talent and give young kids a platform to kick-start their budding cricketing careers.
The trials to select the deserving children were held at Yadu Public School, Noida. 17 children were selected after thorough evaluation process of batting, bowling, and fielding abilities. The selected children will undergo training by professional coaches, who will guide them on enhancing their game along with providing requisite advice on physical fitness, sportsman spirit, and handling game pressure among others. The selected students will be trained at the Cricket Academy of Pathans, Noida campus.
In the 1st round 50 kids participated out of which 30 students were selected and in the 2nd round 17 kids out of 30 were selected for the scholarship program. According to Indian Cricketing Legend Irfan Pathan, he was happy to be part of this initiative and urged more corporates to come forward to support the cause. As sports takes a backseat for many underprivileged kids that are under immense pressure to support their families.
Our Diwali is certainly enlightened with tearful homecoming, warm reunions and sudden burst of altruistic deeds.