Webinar – An Online Motivational & Fitness Session with Mr. Shreyas Gopal


Never Give Up – An online Motivational and Fitness Session for the Visually Impaired Cricketers was organized on June 08, 2021. Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled and Cricket Association for the Blind in India was happy to host Mr. Shreyas Gopal – Indian Cricketer as the guest speaker of the evening.

Mr. John David – General Secretary of Cricket Association for the Blind in India introduced Mr. Shreyas Gopal and also provided a brief history of Cricket for the visually impaired in India.
Mr. Shreyas admitted that he was fortunate and inspired to be part of the webinar and to talk about cricket to the hard working Visually Impaired Cricketers.

The Online session had many questions and Mr. Shreyas spoke from his heart answering the questions with the participants.
It is the dream that he feels drives him to be dedicated and to work hard which helps him to be fit.

The Dream of being a cricketer keeps him motivated everyday and his dedication helps to achieve his dream. He recalled the tremendous influence of his Parents, Mr. Dav Whatmore, Mr. Brijesh Patel and Mr. Rahul Dravid along with his fellow cricketers in being what he is today. Inspiration was the word that he used to describe Blind Cricket and he felt that an evening with the Visually Impaired Cricketers was truly an honour.

Dr. Mahantesh GK – Founder Managing Trustee of Samarthanam Trust and President of the Cricket Association for the Blind in India thanked Mr. Shreyas Gopal for accepting the invitation and addressing the Visually Impaired Cricketers. He congratulated Mr. Shreyas on all the achievements over the years and he wished that his dream of playing cricket for India may come true in the coming Days.

Participants were happy to post their questions and Mr. Shreyas was very happy to answer them all. The session was lively since there were many questions from the Participants. Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled and Cricket Association for the Blind in India wishes Mr. Shreyas Gopal great luck to fulfill all his Dreams.

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