Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Deepika Padukone’s Olympic Gold Quest

Actress Deepika Padukone has become the face of her dad ace badminton player Prakash Padukone’s organisation Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ).“I am the face of Olympic Gold Quest. I have just come on board. Olympic Gold Quest is coaching our players for the Olympics in 2012,” Deepika said.Prakash Padukone introduced OGQ a several years back with billiards player Geet Sethi.The negligence of the govt towards the players made them set up the organisation, which is being funded by corporates and individuals to produce some world-class sportsmen.
“In the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, we have proved that there is enough ability in our country. Not enough is being done in terms of promoting the talent,” said Deepika.“Govt is not taking enough care of our athletes. That’s why my dad and Geet Sethi have set up Olympic Gold Quest, which is a non-profit group and the funds come from corporate houses. All of us can also contribute separately,” Deepika stressed.“The fund is used to train athletes.
Whether it is tennis, badminton, their coaching, OGQ will take care of their equipment, uniforms and whatever else is required,” she said.

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