ACHIEVA RALLIES ITS SUPPORT FOR SIDDHANT GUPTA
Serves As Launchpad For Badminton Star
Young talents often need careful nurturing and unwavering support, if they are to blossom into the exceptionally brilliant stars of tomorrow. Achieva has always been a staunch follower of this principle. We believe in acknowledging not just the academic brilliance of children, but also their natural and inherent talents. Our aim has always been to foster the spirit of excellence, which our years of experience have taught us comes only with an all-round development of the individual. It is in keeping with this spirit, that we have decided to extend our wholehearted support to one of the most promising sports personalities in the country!
Achieva Welcomes Chennai’s Young Badminton Champ!
Master Siddhant Gupta may be just 14 years old, but he is the true embodiment of passion and commitment! A nationally acclaimed badminton player, this 9th standard student of Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram has been swinging the racquet for as long as he can remember! The remarkable level of athleticism that has been displayed by Siddhant has been outstanding to say the least. His passion towards the sport of badminton and constant striving towards excellence are what attracted us to him in the first place! This is precisely the type of professionalism and healthy ambition we hope to endow on the children entrusted to our care, and we hope that he serves as an exemplary role model for the same.
An Athlete Par Excellence!
Siddhant had his first taste of the game at the badminton coaching camp held at the MCC, when he was just a tiny 5 year old. Coach Rajan Biswas was quick to notice his tenacious nature, as well as the passion that each serve evoked in the youngster. Siddhant’s skills were further developed under the tutelage of coach Sidharth Jain. It was at this point in time, that the true potential of this young player started coming to the fore. His years of hard work paid off when he won the Under 10 Singles title, at the prestigious SKD Boll Badminton Association Interschool State Level Badminton Tournament, in 2011. From this moment on, there has been no looking back for this Little Champ! He was able to breeze ahead in several Under 10 and Under 13 tourneys, the most notable being the double victory he scored at the Chennai District Badminton Association Tournament, held in 2012, winning both the Singles and the Doubles titles. This success was repeated the following year as well! In 2014, another feather was added to the cap of this outstanding athlete, when he made history by winning both the Under 13 and the Under 15 Singles Title, both at the same event- The Tamilnadu Junior & Sub-Junior State Badminton Championship.
Courting National Success
Siddhant’s foray into the National limelight occurred in the year 2015, when he emerged as the Singles Champion at the Grand Finale of the PNB METLIFE Junior Badminton National Championship, held at Delhi.
Today, Siddhant pursues his dreams under the careful guidance of Coach Jerry Martin. He is the reigning champion of the State, having won both the Under 16 and Under 17 Singles titles, and at present holds the No.1 spot in Tamil Nadu, for the Under 15 Doubles category. On the National front, he is currently ranked No 2 in the Under 15 Singles category. Recently, his incredible achievements were honored by the State Badminton Association.
The Future Olympian
Siddhant’s triumphs are many, and each victory serves as a stepping stone to the ultimate challenge that all athletes covet- An opportunity to participate in International Sporting events, like the Olympics, or the Asian Games. India has high hopes for Siddhant Gupta. We at Achieva hope that his immense hard work, coupled with our untiring support, will see this young champ stand at the highest tier of the podium, while our National Flag is unfurled, celebrating his victory.