Our Philosophy

We believe that the Olympic values can nurture the spirit of brotherhood, peace and tolerance in children/youth by blending sports with culture and education. Our programs are tailored to deliver these life values in children/youth and encourage them to participate in sports. Our approach is to incorporate three core domains of learning through sports:

  • Cognitive (focused on mind)
  • Affective (focused on social and emotional behavior)
  • Kinesthetic (focused on physical abilities)

Our services are a bouquet of trainings, consulting and outsourcing, designed to enhance the overall measure of sports in the vision of our clients.

We have a vision to be a leading sports education and consulting organization in India. Our mission is to spread the spirit of Olympism with the objective of creating sporting communities and ultimately a sporting nation out of India.


Our Methodology

Our methodology is based on the educational values of Olympism and is ably supported by an experienced panel of advisers comprising of reputed sportspersons, coaches, sports medicine and sports psychology professionals, and educationists. We support youth right from seeding sports in their lives to creating seeded (ranked) players out of them through our solutions aligned to Olympism, viz.

  • Joy of Effort - developing and practising physical, behavioral and intellectual skills by challenging themselves and each other in physical activities, movements, games and sports
  • Fair play – developing fair play concept in sports, communities and life
  • Respect for others – encouraging promotion of peace through accepting and respecting diversity of cultures, thinking and personal behavior
  • Pursuit of excellence – helping young people to make positive, healthy choices and strive to become the best that they can be in whatever they do
  • Balance between body, will and mind – increasing understanding of physical abilities through sports for a holistic and balanced development of the individual.

Our Team

We are team of individuals sharing similar passion for the 'Spirit of Olympism' in different capacities viz. as ex-sportspersons, forever sportsfans, and entrepreneurs with a fervor to reach the grassroots with Olympic principles, encourage positive choices in life via sports and develop the right environment for the coveted Olympic honour. We are also a team of experienced professionals having extensive experience in helping organizations with development of vision/mission, business plans/strategies, market assessments, sales strategies, organization design and people frameworks. This provides us with a unique ability to provide the ideal platform for children, educational institutions and resident communities to build a sporting mindset.


Sudhanshu is Founder and Director of Sportseed. He has been a National Level Badminton player in the past and has represented Gujarat during the period 1990-95. He was also the University Captain for MS University, Baroda during the period 1994-97 and won many tournaments at University and Zonal levels.

Sudhanshu is an Engineer and an MBA by qualification and was living the hectic and extremely demanding life of a management consultant prior to conceptualizing Sportseed. Despite the demands on his time during his graduate & post-graduate studies and his professional career, Sudhanshu has pursued his passion for sports by actively participating in multiple sports. Besides Badminton, Sudhanshu is also a skilled football player, long distance cyclist, and avid marathon runner.

Prior to Sportseed, Sudhanshu worked in a senior management position with KPMG in India and also with Ernst & Young – two of the Big 4 Global Accounting & Advisory firms and has over 10 years of consulting experience. During his stint with these professional advisory firms, Sudhanshu gained extensive experience in strategy, outsourcing, IT advisory and audit projects with organizations across industries, and has worked in countries like Portugal, Netherlands, Australia, Middle East and Bangladesh. He has also worked with engineering firms like Larsen & Toubro and Atlas Copco, prior to his shift to consulting.

Sudhanshu's diverse consulting and engineering experiences have ingrained in him deep analytical skills for structuring any problem/ situation and finding solutions applying logical reasoning and past experience in a methodical way. His past experience and sustained interest in sports provide him the necessary flair for an engagement of children in sports.

Kavita is Co-Founder and Director of Sportseed. She has been an avid field hockey player in the past.

Kavita is a double Post Graduate in Human Resource Management and in Science. This unique educational background gives her the ability to understand personal and organizational dimensions while having an analytical & scientific approach to problem solving.

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 10 years.

Having worked in senior positions within Human Resources Department of large organizations, Kavita has developed a capability for understanding individual drivers and develop skills development programs/ training courses tailored to individual needs & abilities. She leads the content development and HR functions in Sportseed.

Kavita continues to work as an independent HR consultant helping organization with areas like HR policies and framework, compensation & benefits structuring and strategic projects.

Dr. Gaurav Sharma is the leading practitioner of fitness medicine in the country. His lifestyle management programs that combine exercise programs, diet counseling, stress management, motivational counseling, supplementation of vitamins and minerals, and bio-identical hormone replacement, have had strong positive impact on the lives of many and are popular across the country. Dr Sharma has worked with top athletes of the country at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala.

Dr. Gaurav Sharma graduated from St. Xavier's School in New Delhi , earned his M.D. from the prestigious State Medical Academy at St. Petersburg , Russia and completed his post graduation in Sports Medicine from Baba Farid University of Medical Sciences Faridkot, Punjab. In addition he is a Reebok certified fitness trainer, certified yoga instructor, and "Team Physician" certified by the International Federation of Sports Medicine.

His educational background provides him with training in the latest scientific techniques. He has extensive knowledge of fitness programs and methods of training, cardio pulmonary testing, body composition evaluation, joint and muscle injury recovery, attitudinal training, diet and nutritional guidance, rejuvenation therapies and is able to provide training to the trainers.

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

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Dr Sharma currently runs Optima Wellness, India 's first holistic wellness center based in Gurgaon, as the co-founder and also has a fitness center (Fitness11) in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. Prior to this he practiced Sports Medicine for 5 years at Core Fitness Club (earlier known as Reebok Fitness Club) in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.

Master Praban Saikia is a renowned Taekwondo 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.

Darayus Surti has been Gujarat State Badminton Champion since 1976 in various categories and continues to be veteran champion of the state. He is an eminent Badminton coach in Gujarat and is very active in the administration of the sports. He stands out in contributing to the sport at the state and national level through his continuous association with the sport as a player, coach and administrator for more than 40 years. He brings with him the rare combination of understanding the various nuances of the game whether be it technique, fitness, mind or systems. 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.

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. He was veteran state badminton champion from 1994 to 2008. A Banker by profession (now retired), he has also won many titles playing for Union Bank of India. He currently holds the position of Joint Secretary, Baroda Badminton Association. Prior to that he was also the Executive Committee Member of the Gujarat State Badminton Association.

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.

Dr Ekta is a 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. With her educational background and significant experience in the field of education and child development she has developed unique skills in understanding child psychology and determinants for their motivation, anxiety and stress. She has the expertise to work on various tools & techniques required for identifying specific attributes in children and working with them to provide the required motivation for development of these attributes into specific skills.

Dr Ekta 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', 'Family, personality and attitudinal determinants of academic stress among Adolescents' and 'Well Being among Adolescents: Role of Emotional Intelligence'. She is the recipient of the Chief Minister of Punjab Award for outstanding performance in National Service Scheme.

Dr Ekta is presently working 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 (Dehradun), Senior Counselor in GD Goenka Public School.

Dr Ekta is the founder principal of Bright Foundation Nursery School and continues with them as their Academic Director.

Baan is a Business Analyst and Statistician by profession and an amateur endurance athlete who has tremendous love for nature's challenges. His key area of research in recent times has been sports skills and aptitude assessment tools.

Baan is a Post Graduate in Statistics from the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata and has worked across various industry sectors like manufacturing, publishing, media and IT services. He is also a skilled software programmer and a keen open source software buff. He equally enjoys the hills, the roads, and the countryside and is a passionate long distance cyclist, marathon runner and rock climber. He has been into these sports for over 20 years now. He advises on analytics capabilities to for a full range of physiological, orthopedic and mechanical data gathered from both diagnostic information and the observations on the athlete. The large number of parameters observed necessitates use of predictive analytics to improve the physical condition of the athletes and reduce their risk of injury.

Baan has to his credit difficult the 800 feet rock wall climb of the famous Duke's Nose near Pune in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. He has widely trekked the Sahyadris and has also climbed in the Himalayas. His cycle takes him across the rough lands, dam backwaters and long well paved highways of India. He has participated in several cycle tours in groups and alone, occasionally covering over 200 km a day. He is regular participant in the leading marathons across India and has completed Mumbai Marathon, Bangalore UltraMarathon (50 Km) and Delhi Half Marathon several times.

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.

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