Making shooting a Mass Sport
GNSPF works as a breeding ground for Champions of the future.
It enables a talented bunch of young Indian shooters to train with Olympic level infrastructure. It has brought together a bunch of excellent foreign coaches, grip maker, sports injury expert, physiotherapist, yoga gurus, dieticians, masseur, mind trainer. The tech support in 16 academies – Gun testing facility, Utilisation of SCATT, Video analyzers, Equipment controls make them world-class facilities.
We are a group of hard-working problem solvers that want to promote the sport of shooting in India to its fullest. Our efforts have helped Indian athletes bag 47 international and 42 national medals and helped 7 athletes to break world records.
I had a dream to take Indian shooting to unprecedented heights. Out of that dream was born Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation and Gun for Glory. Having seen the sports at its highest levels for 14 years, I realised that it needed a shot in the arm at the grassroots. There was a need to reach out to the budding athletes. All through my career I have felt how support at right junctures transforms careers and I wanted to do just that.
I would have never have managed to pull off this project without the support of like minded philanthropic individuals, who in their own understated manner, have nurtured the foundation and the academy from the day we began. Today it hosts 350+ national and 108 international medallists.
After living my dream in London, my conviction of giving back to the system became stronger. I wanted to make GFG a wider and more accessible programme that exceeds perhaps even my own imagination.
My team at Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation with my personal attention, will ensure that we do all we can to produce Olympic Champions and have at least have one GFG trained shooter within top 3 of ISSF World Rankings We have put our best foot forward in supporting 4 Olympians. The effort, in these few years, has been hugely satisfying. Now, we need support, from like minded individuals, institutions and organisations to take Indian Shooting to the next level.
GNSPF have simultaneously started with two programme named Project Seed & Project Leap which is focusing at grassroots and elite level.
My dream was to enable these kids with the latest technologies, the ones that I did not get while growing up. If one gets the best training, the best scores in the competition are not very far.”
I wish with little help from friends like you we are able to nurture the dream called ‘GUN FOR GLORY’.
I hope that you will explore our website to learn about the shooters themselves and the programs referred to above, and many others initiated by GNSPF.
Olympic, Medallist (London 2012)
Khel Ratna Awardee”
“Being a part of the National Rifle Association of India for more than a decade has given me an opportunity to observe the sport very closely. India has won maximum individual medals in this sport at the International Platform, which tells us that India has got immense talent.
The fact that the total number of shooters in India is less than .0002 % of the population is a challenge that needs to be overcome. GFG was established to bridge this gap and make shooting more accessible to the masses. GFG, with its Excellent Curriculum-based training and ample equipment support, make it possible for our students to reach the National level in less than a year of training and at a cost less than that of an Air Rifle.
In our journey since 2011, more than 35000 youngsters have been introduced to the sport and when I see that 70% of our National participants from Gun for Glory are below 21 years of age, I, without a doubt am truly confident that we are headed in the right direction… VISION 2024… 10 MEDALS INDIA SHOOTING.”
As a coach and now as an administrator, I have always concentrated on building strong basics. We give these kids a foundation that stands them in good stead, also helps them to graduate to the senior team at a faster rate.
“Pawan Kumar Singh
Jt. Secretary-General (National Rifle Association of India)
ISSF “B” Judge Licence Holder