AKBF founder meets former Indian Politicos
New Delhi: Amjad Khan, a rising international boxing promoter and founder of AKBF(Amjad Khan boxing foundation) interacted with the former political honchos of the nation- Pranab Mukherjee, the 13th president of India and former PM Manmohan Singh in two separate offhand meetings respectively. As the meeting proceeded, he and the former president conversed about sports as well as exchanged views regarding the conspicuous lack of support and attention provided to other sports to dish out their best when pitted against cricket. Earlier, Pranab Mukherjee had also praised the AKBF'S initiative and assured the founder of ''elevating the foundation to new heights''. Not only this, he also acknowledged the need to expose tribal children to sports in a bid to stir their interest in the same.
Similarly, in a meet with former finance and Prime minister Manmohan Singh saw Amjad Khan and his representatives commended for the efforts put in to stimulate the sport and encouraged him to promote boxing amongst the less privileged populace. The former international boxer also shared about his boxing foundation that is working for the welfare of boxers and promotion of the sport.
Khan's longtime passion for boxing provided the necessary fuel required to develop the game at the grassroot level and establishing a foundation to facilitate the sport by providing a platform to aspiring boxers to express themselves and also nurturing them. The Foundation's aim is to create not-for-profit boxing training facility for passionate youth in Govt school campus which will pave way for less privileged youth to participate in State and National level competitions.
The fully or partially funded opportunities to less privileged sportspersons for boxing training as well as sports scholarship opportunity through CSR to skilled boxers to prepare for boxing championships in Commonwealth, Olympic Games, World Boxing Championship, and in Professional league Championships.
The objective of the Boxing Facility in govt Schools is to offer an opportunity for maximum development of youth talent through boxing training and nourishing of their skills in this emerging sport in India.