About Us

Vision

We will create a sporting nation by creating a physically literate generation and by spreading the spirit of Olympism that engages the entire ecosystem – schools, parents, communities & policymakers.

Team

Founder & Director

Sudhanshu Fadnis

Sudhanshu is an engineer from MS University (Baroda) and a management post-graduate from NITIE (National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai). He has been a National Level Badminton player representing Gujarat and the University Captain for MS University, Baroda. He continues to pursue the sport as an avid marathon runner, long distance cyclist and amateur player of all racket sports. Prior to Sportseed, Sudhanshu worked in a senior management position with KPMG in India and with Ernst & Young – two of the Big 4 Global Accounting & Advisory firms and has over 10 years of consulting experience. He has also worked with engineering firms like Larsen & Toubro and Atlas Copco, prior to his shift to consulting.

Co-founder & Director

Kavita Fadnis

Kavita is a double Post Graduate in Human Resource Management (IMDR, Pune) and in Science (MS University, Baroda). She has been an avid field hockey player in the past.
Prior to Sportseed, Kavita was working as Head - Human Resources (HR) with IL&FS – Infrastructure Development Corporation (IL&FS-IDC). Her past assignments include senior HR positions with Tata Motors and Ebony Retail. She has rich experience in areas like Organization Design, Trainings, and Recruitment for more than 15 years.

Advisory Team

Baan Bapat

Baan is a Post Graduate in Statistics from the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata. As an amateur endurance athlete, he loves nature’s challenges has to his credit the difficult 800 feet rock wall climb of the famous Duke's Nose near Pune in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. He is an ultra-marathon runner & an endurance cyclist whose cycle regularly takes him to rough lands, dam backwaters and well paved highways, occasionally covering 200 km per day. Baan has led a few hundred camps and treks in which he has guided and trained children and adults in trekking, survival skills and rock-climbing.
As a Business Analyst and Statistician, he has over 20 years of experience working with top organizations like Accenture, IBM and many others across sectors ranging from manufacturing, publishing, media, telecom, and IT services.

Advisory Team

Dr Gaurav Sharma

Dr. Gaurav Sharma is an MD and Post Graduate in Sports Medicine from National Institute of Sports (NIS), Patiala. As a leading of sports medicine and wellness in the country he has worked with top athletes of the country at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala.
Dr. Sharma has appeared several times on the leading national TV channels like Star News, Zee Business, Zee News, Aaj Tak, Headlines Today and Sahara Samay besides hosting a daily health and fitness show "Total Fitness" on Total TV. He is working intensively on golf fitness and has appeared as golf fitness and sports medicine consultant on the weekly golf show "Just Golf" on Headlines Today. His articles have been published in national newspapers and he is regularly quoted as an expert on Fitness and Sports Medicine.

Advisory Team

P Saikia

Master Praban Saikia is a renowned Takewondo trainer and is associated with leading training schools in New Delhi and across the country. He is formally trained in US in teaching martial arts to children.
Master Saikia’s achievements in Taekwondo are unparalleled. He has been National Champion in Light and Welterweight categories for an astonishing 17 times between 1996 and 2007. He represented India at the 2002 Asian Games (Busan, South Korea) where he stood 5th in Lightweight category. He has also represented India at several other international competitions that include two world championships (2001-South Korea and 2003-Germany), Asian Championships (1998- Vietnam), South Asian Federation (SAF) Games (1999 – Nepal).
Master Saikia has received many awards which include felicitation by Madhya Pradesh Government for his record breaking achievements in Taekwondo at National Level. During his illustrious career as a Champion Martial Artist he represented states like Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and organizations like CISF at the National Championships.
Master Saikia operates his own Taekwondo training center in New Delhi and works as a trainer/advisor with many taekwondo academies and federations in India.

Advisory Team

Darayus Surti

Darayus Surti has been Gujarat State Badminton Champion since 1976 in various categories and continues to be veteran champion of the state. Darayus has many achievements in badminton amongst which his unbroken stint as the state champion between 1976 to 1981 is particularly noteworthy. He represented India at Senior World Badminton Championships held in Malaysia in 2004 & Spain in 2009.

A Banker by profession (now retired), he is an eminent Badminton coach and sports administrator. More than 5000 young kids and promising players have been coached by him during the last 30 years, many of them winning accolades and titles at state and national levels.

Advisory Team

Dr Ekta Sharma

Dr Ekta Sharma is a Child Psychologist by profession and a passionate researcher on areas pertaining to Emotional Intelligence and Stress Factors in children, especially adolescents. Ph.D. (Child Development) from Punjab University and M.Sc. (Child Development) from Punjab Agricultural University, she was a Gold Medalist in her M.Ed.
She has to her credit several publications in the area of child psychology/development. Some of her leading titles published are ‘Emotional intelligence of academically high and low achiever adolescents in relation to their intelligence’, ‘Psychological determinants of academic anxiety’. She is the recipient of the Chief Minister of Punjab Award for outstanding performance in National Service Scheme.
Dr Ekta is has worked as a lecturer in IndraPrastha University (New Delhi). Her earlier assignments include lectureship in Lady Irwin College (New Delhi), Child Psychologist in Doon Public School (Delhi), Senior Counselor in GD Goenka Public School.

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