Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is appealing for support for sporting talent in the country. And he is not referring to cricket.
“I want something else to come out of this country,” says Akshay Kumar. “I just want it to happen.”
Akshay wants to lead by example. His support for martial arts is already well-documented. Now he is supporting some more families where children have shown sporting talent.
Akshay insists that the diversity in sporting talent in India’s youth is the key to help propel the country forward.
He asks that India’s corporates and those who are fortunate should help support India’s poorest youth and encourage them to take part in sports other than Cricket.
The actor has reportedly donated money and time to invest in a few families who are unable to provide resources for their sport-passionate children.
“If all the corporates support four to five families and give them all the money they need, I think we can come up with gold medals,” Akshay says.
“Support these families; their children are made of something which can get us gold medals at Olympics.â€
I support them completely â€” their father, mother, everything, so that they can come up in the sports field. The children are very interested in sports, so they can come up and become great sports persons,â€ says Akshay.