New Delhi: The Jwala Gutta Academy of Excellence was officially launched at a glittering launch ceremony in the national capital in the presence of Indian badminton star, Arjuna awardee and Olympian, founder and promoter Jwala Gutta.

The event was also graced by two-time Olympic medallist and Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar who was also accompanied by Indian professional boxer and Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh. MP and former Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy too was in attendance.

Speaking at the launch, Jwala said, “Being a sportswoman has really made me realise the importance of discipline and consistency, not just in sports, but in general life as well. 

“I had a vision of creating an academy for passionate minds in order to help them achieve the success they are destined for. With the Jwala Gutta Academy of Excellence, I will strive to inculcate discipline in those who are willing to learn and towards making them good and contributing members of society.”

With the aim of nurturing youth and harnessing nascent talent, the state-of-the-art complex will entail training facilities for a plethora of sports, including cricket, badminton and swimming to name a few.

Boxer Vijender said, “As an athlete myself, I know the struggle behind finding training facilities and good mentors. The Jwala Gutta Academy of Excellence has one of the best training infrastructures in the country and I am proud to be here today to support this beautiful idea, which is now a reality.”

Comprising 14 courts in total and with a seating capacity of over 600 people, the Jwala Gutta Academy of Excellence is located on the outskirts of Hyderabad in Sujatha High School, Gachibowli. Other facilities include a world-class gym and a yoga centre to provide athletes with a one stop destination for all necessities.

Wrestler Sushil said, “The youth are our future, and academies like these are crucial to provide talent across the country a home where they can train and perform to their best of abilities. I wish Ms Jwala Gutta and her team all the very best going forward. I will always be available to support in any way I can.”