Lakshya’s Upcoming Star- Salsa Aher

Lakshya’s Upcoming Star - Salsa Aher

Cognizing the fact that in our country the biggest snag is the inadequacy of funds for the athletes, Lakshya, a brainchild of like minded sports enthusiasts took up the task of providing support for our athletes.

Born on 12th June 2001, Salsa Aher dedicated herself to Tennis at the age of 6. While training at Kedar Shah's Bounce Academy she progressed excessively. Lakshya recognised the talent of Salsa Aher, after watching her play and looking at her determination. With intensive training under the guidance of professional coach, nutritionists, psychologists, etc. provided by Team Lakshya, Salsa prepared herself for the upcoming.

We proudly announce some of her great achievements with Lakshya:

  • In 2015, Salsa ranked 1st in Maharashtra State Level U17, capturing Gold medal at School Tennis Tournament, Aurangabad.
  • She went on to win various national level tournaments. She also won the Fenesta Open in Delhi.
  • She was the Singles winner at the Under 18 in February 2017 in Nanded.
  • In March 2017, she got selected for the Indian Federation Cup Jr. team to play for the country for which she sacrificed her SSC boards exam.
  • In May 2017, Salsa won Singles U-18 title against 2nd seed Ubrani Banerjee from West Bengal and also was the U-16 Runner Up at Pune Nationals.
  • In the same month, she reached quarterfinals of Asian B1 grade ITF Junior. tournament where she earned 60 ITF Jr. points and her world Junior ranking jumped from 840 to 340.
  • She then went on to win the runner up trophy at 11th Ramesh Desai Memorial Nationals Under-16.
  • At ITF (International Tennis Federation) which was held in Thailand, she bagged the second place in Singles and qualified the pre-quarterfinals for Doubles.
  • She currently ranks No.1 in Under-16 player  and No.3 in Under- 18 at State Level.

With support from Lakshya and General Industrial Controls Pvt Ltd, Salsa  managed her expenses for trainings, physical fitness, mental toughness, diet & travel for the tournaments abroad.
Salsa Aher is making big strides, winning championships successively with hard work and perseverance.
We will soon come back with many more in her achievements list.

Sachin & siddhant shine at The Commonwealth Youth Games (Bahamas)

Sachin Siwach(boxing) & Siddhant Banthia(tennis) shine at The Commonwealth Youth Games (Bahamas)

Sachin and Siddhant have proved that hard work pays off.

Sachin Siwach and Siddhant Banthia made history by winning gold medals at the Commonwealth Youth Games Bahamas for boxing and tennis respectively. They made India proud once again with their immense practice, hard work, perseverance, dedication and support.

Sachin Siwach a 17-yr old boxer from Haryana won a gold medal in the Light Flyweight (49Kg) category after defeating James Nathan Probert of Wales at Commonwealth Youth Games. This capped a dominant performance by the Indian boxers at the games. Apart from Commonwealth Youth Games Sachin previously won a gold medal in 2016 at the Youth World Boxing Championship in St.Petersburg, beating Cuba’s Jorge Grinan. Sachin’s aim is now to win a medal in the Asian Games.

Siddhant Banthia, a very talented Tennis player bagged two medals at the commonwealth youth games. Siddhant won a Gold medal by beating Papua New Guinea’s Matthew to reach the last eight stage. He won a Bronze medal for doubles with Zeel Desai by beating a pair of Codie Schalk Van Schalkwyk and Georgina Carliz Moolman. Siddhant also won Singles and Doubles at the National Series Boys in January 2016.

They both have brought laurels to the country. Not only these two, but many Lakshya players have made India proud in different games. Players supported by Lakshay have always been in limelight because of their performances and achievements.

Just like these players, there are plenty of players in India with exceptional talent looking for support, encouragement, and sponsorship to represent India at the international platform. Lakshya provides the best facilities and various types of equipments for best performance of players. Lakshya supports players in all the fields of sports and trains them for international level.  We are always looking for players like these who are talented but not getting the right platform to showcase.

To help our players you can donate and share our fundraising campaign across social media.

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Because helping win Medals is a National Social Responsibility (Crowdfunding Campaign)

Because helping win Medals is a National Social  Responsibility (Crowdfunding Campaign)

We, at Lakshya, are tirelessly helping athletes win Olympic Medals and are aiming at making India a Sports Power. We believe in providing 360 degrees full-fledged support, coaching, training, fitness regime, nutrition, mental training etc to our players.

Nevertheless, our athletes at Lakshya need support to realize their dreams and eventually shape the sports future of India. It’s the time to support those who don’t always get the opportunity to excel in spite of the skills only due to lack of finances. Which is why we started a Crowdfunding Campaign - to fund the barrier between talent and achievements.

How are we going to use the funds?
Our primary aim will be using the funds to enhance our players’ capabilities which will pave the way for winning Gold at the Olympics.
Funds will be utilized for the following:
1) Skill Enhancement,
2) Physical and Mental Fitness,
3) Injury Management,
4) Sports Equipment,
5) Nutrition,
6) Fitness,
7) International Exposure, etc.

We believe that this cause is not just a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), but also an activity on individual level which we would say is a National Social Responsibility (NSR).

You, as an individual, can help us by donating and supporting us in your own way: you can donate and share our fundraising campaign across social media.

A dream now, A reality later

Our journey traces back to 2009 with a dream to build a bridge between the aspirations & the realisation of ambitions of sports talents in the country. It all started with a dream to ‘Win Golds for India’ at olympics and make our nation proud.

Who are we?
LAKSHYA, a professionally managed not for profit organisation aims to identify young and budding talented sports persons through a robust talent identification process and nurture them to enhance their performance.

What do we do?
  • LAKSHYA provides 360 degree services and a complete ecosystem to its sports talent to represent and compete at the highest international level and continue bringing laurels to our country.
  • Besides ensuring world class training, our player management team takes care of physical fitness, mental toughness, and injury management, as well as diet requirements of the players, to give them the feeling of being wanted by the nation.
  • LAKSHYA instils a sense of responsibility in the player and endeavours to allow the player to focus on the sport and on maximising his/her potential and performance.

LAKSHYA currently supports more than 40 players in Chess, Badminton, Tennis, Shooting, Boxing and Cricket. Many of our players have represented India at the highest level in the international circuit and have won many accolades for the nation. Five of them have qualified to represent India in Olympics 2012.

We would also like to extend our warm welcome to SONY PICTURES NETWORKS for taking a wonderful initiative by extending love and support to our players. It feels great when others dreams are supported and encouraged for a noble cause.
Lakshya is also proud to be associated with Cybage Khushboo and thanks Mrs. Ritu Nathani, Head, Cybage CSR for the support and trust shown in Lakshya!

It takes a lot of determination and hours of perspiration to achieve a dream and we, at Lakshya are providing the most  apt platform to conqueror it. We request you to come out and support all our budding players. Here’s  how you can do it.


Our journey so far  has been a stupendous one! It has been really overwhelming for Lakshya for all the love and support you have been showering on us and our players. We hope it only elevates/multiplies with time.
We are puffed with elation to welcome SONY PICTURES NETWORKS as our new sponsors. *Drum rolls* We are glad to announce the support given by Sony to 11 different players at Lakshya.

Bhagyashri Namdev Kolate
Tanmay Anil Malusare
Simranjit Kaur
Sachin Siwach
Neeraj Phogat
Nupur Hagawane Patil
Ayushi Podder
Malikaa Abhijit Marathe
Mihika Yadav
Sharannya Gaware
Aditya Mittal

  1. Bhagyashri Namdev Kolate: 36 Gold, 19 Silver & 16 Bronze in National & State level Competitions.

  1. Simranjit Kaur: Gold medal in 1st Elite Women National Boxing Championship, Bronze in 4th AIBA Youth World Women Boxing Championship
  2. Sachin Siwach: Bronze in AIBA Junior Boxing World Championship, Gold in National Boxing Championship in 2012 and State Championship in 2014, 2013 and 2011.
  3. Neeraj Phogat: Bronze at 16th Senior National Boxing Championship in 2015, Gold at State Boxing Association in 2016 and in 2015.

  1. Nupur Hagawane Patil: Gold in 59th National Championship in 2015. She is the current national Champion and a made New National Record at the age 13 years by scoring 413.5.
  2. Ayushi Podder: Gold in 50M at Prone junior event in 2016, Silver in 10M. Air Rifle Youth event at 59th National Shooting Championship

  1. Salsa Aher: AITA ranking in U16 age group across India was 20 in 2015 and improved to 8th as of today with her excellent & consistent performance!
  2. Mihika Yadav: Achieved the singles title at HLC Asian Junior Tennis Championship 2017 with her excellent sports talent.

  1. Aditya Mittal: ‘Best  Mumbai Player’ at Mumbai Mayor's Cup International Chess Championship at Mount Litera School International.

We wish them all the best for their future endeavors and we would like to thank SONY PICTURES NETWORKS for their contribution in helping all our players to achieve their goal to win for gold for India.

How corporates are supporting Lakshya to win Gold for India

Manufacturing industries, IT industries, FMCG sector and many others are not known to come in the light, glamorize their presence and then support sports. Of course there are exceptions, but there are many who are the firm supporters of the sports and the sportsmen but stay behind the curtain and take the players to their desired goals. But, why does a corporate industry support sports? There is no money inflow, no publicity, no fame; yet, they decide to channel their funds for the betterment of sports culture in India.
So, the reason behind corporates sponsoring and adopting the players is simple: Love and Pride for India! Government bodies are expected to support the players and their trainings by default, expecting a big win in return. But, the complete opposite of this is done by the corporates! The industries know there will be no Return on investment or even limited ROI for that matter and yet the money is spent for the sake of love of sports and support the sportsmen!
This kind act and the strong stand by corporate industries have open many doors for athletes who come from weak financial background. The support lets them train better and serves all their needs throughout their journey to win Gold For India.
Lakshya is fortunate to have been backed by various industries, foundations and visionaries who sponsor the players to achieve one dream- Indian sportsmen shining at global sports platform! Here are some of our esteemed sponsors who have taken us one step nearer to achieve our goal:
  • Sony Pictures Network
  • Bharat Forge Limited
  • Shantikumarji Firodia Memorial Foundation
  • VTP Realty
  • Kantilal Lunkad Foundation
  • Cybage
  • Dalmia Manav Seva Trust
  • Ravetkar Group
  • Suhana
  • Sujanil
  • Netsurf and many more
All these sponsors of Lakshya have united to support one dream; to help Indian sportsmen WIN GOLD FOR INDIA. The vision is clear and the foundation has been led. It is only a matter of time when the Lakshya players shine at the global sports arena, making everyone proud.
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