New Delhi, July 15
Anjum Moudgil entered the COVID-19-forced lockdown as an achieved shooter and a painter.
By the time the world rids itself of the pandemic, she may have added two extra attributes to her multi-faceted persona – an excellent Samaritan and a grasp in issues of the thoughts – having accomplished a level in sports activities psychology a while in the past.
Moved by the plight of the every day employees and assist workers concerned with the sports activities neighborhood, the Olympics-bound India shooter has determined to public sale a few of her work to boost funds for them.
The 26-year-old has additionally been providing counselling periods to her mates, a few of whom occurred to be shooters, at a private stage.
“I have decided to auction the paintings. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to ‘Play for India’ which is supporting daily workers and support staff members of the sporting community. It’s for those who have been most affected, struggling to make ends meet,” mentioned Anjum.
Backed by a few of India’s largest sporting stars, the Play for India initiative was launched to assist people who’ve been badly affected by the suspension of sports activities actions attributable to COVID-19 outbreak since March.
Anjum additionally does not thoughts serving to mates and fellow shooters relating to coping with psychological points.
“I have done a few counselling sessions with friends who are also shooters,” she mentioned.
The diploma has additionally helped her to cope with calls for of capturing higher. “During times like these, it helps one to maintain composure and not lose the plot,” she mentioned.
Anjum, who was one of many first Indian shooters to safe a Tokyo Olympics quota, is glad to be spending time along with her household after a very long time.
The shooter bagged the Olympics quota with a silver medal on the 2018 World Championships in Korea and has been travelling the world virtually via the 12 months for a while now due to her assignments.
During the lockdown, the Mohali-based shooter has additionally used her work to boost funds to assist the needy ones in her native state of Punjab.
“I have sold my hand-painted diaries to raise money for an NGO which is providing help to the villages affected by the pandemic.”
Besides, she has additionally offered her dairies and donated to assist a most cancers affected person. “In the school my mother teaches, there is a lady whose son is battling cancer, so I donated money for his treatment. I am also pulling in money to help the affected people.”
A world class shooter, Anjum claimed a silver medal within the girls’s 50m rifle three positions (3P) occasion on the ISSF World Cup in Mexico in 2018.
She can be a Commonwealth Games silver medallist and has additionally held the world No. 2 spot in girls’s 10m air rifle rankings in addition to being India No. 1 in girls’s 50m three positions.
She is coaching in earnest for the Olympics and is preparing for the nationwide camp. PTI