India can do wonders in sports if our young sports talents are recognized and supported at the grass root level and supporting pillars of their performances – coaches, training clubs and educational institutes are given the due credits. In this direction, Gamatics India Pvt Ltd in association with NSRCEL – IIM Bangalore and KHEL Foundation have started an initiative called STEPP (Sports Talent Exploration and Promotion Program).
The pilot project is STEPP-Karnataka (http://gamatics.in/stepp/) focusing on talents in Karnataka. Under this initiative, more than 3500 applications were received across all age, gender, sports, and geography. 3 months of intensive analytics was done to identify the top 200+ sports talents, 50+ coaches, 50+ clubs and 40+ educational institutes.
To recognize and award these talents, we are hosting a full day program focused on brainstorming, networking and chalking out the plans on how to strengthen sports from grass root level, followed by award function.
Open Sea Swimmer Mandar Desurkar a Std.10 student of KLE International school Belagavi is one amongst the Sports Talents of Karnataka under STEPP Karnataka-2018 initiative.
Under the List of Top Sports Supporting Educational Institutes of Karnataka under STEPP Karnataka-2018 initiative, we have 4 names –
Govindram Seksaria Science College
Abba Sports Club
Rotary Club of Belgaum