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Pro Kabaddi: Telugu Titans chase dreams and touch lives; Join hands with Naandi Foundation

Anand Datla
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631   //    07 Aug 2015, 14:34 IST
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The girls from the Nanhi Kali program play kabaddi during half-time at a Pro Kabaddi match

The Telugu Titans have been a force to reckon with this season, playing with a commitment to success. And they are driven not only by the desire for the league title, but also by the fact that their victory could help shape the future of underprivileged children. The Titans have tied up with Naandi Foundation, supporting their Nanhi Kali program, each time they taste a win.

The team owners pledged to secure the future of three girl children, every time the team wins a match in season two of Pro Kabaddi. Nanhi Kali is a program that works for rehabilitation of girl children, providing them shelter and education through their formative years.

In the first season, the team from Hyderabad lost their first five games before resurrecting their campaign with a run of seven games. In the end, though, they fell agonizingly short of the playoffs, leaving them to rue the poor start that compromised their chances.

If hurt pride wasn’t enough to spur them on in the second season, the owners have fuelled them with an additional source of motivation. The young players now have an opportunity to transform lives with their performances on the court.

“As a team that believes in taking the spirit of the game beyond the mat, we are proud to be associated with the project,” said Srinivas Sreeramaneni. “The fact that each of our wins would help us educate girls by providing them with basic facilities, will act as added motivation to our team.”

“This generous gesture from the Titans franchise comes as a well-timed boost for Project Nanhi Kali, because it will be the first time that our girls are associated with mainstream sport in the country,” said a beaming Rohini Mukherjee of Naandi Foundation.

As the team gathers more steam with each victory, the Titans shall also be strengthened by the grateful smiles of the young Nanhi Kalis that they are helping blossom.

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Anand Datla
FEATURED COLUMNIST
Sport and character are the cornerstone of life. A middle aged writer with a child like love and passion for sport and its bottomless treasure of tales.
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