by Kaustubh Khade on Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Learn about how a seemingly unknown sport can be brought into the limelight by executing audacious plans correctly.
And how the time has come for Adventure sports in India.
The speaker has used long distance kayaking to raise awareness for kayaking as a sport. By kayaking the entire West Coast of India, and building content for the masses, he has looked at denting the surface of a cricket-crazy nation.
The combined use of digital media, social out reach and obviously the physical & mental exertion of a 83 day expedition by sea from Gujarat to Kanyakumari throws light to the thousands of athletes who haven’t made it just yet.
I have a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Delhi & a Limca Record for the Longest Solo Kayaking by an Indian.
I am a kayaker and have represented India at 2 Asian Championships winning 2 silver medals and 1 Bronze. I’m the first Indian to kayak the entire West Coast of India from Dwarka to Kanyakumari covering 3000 kms in 83 days.
Director, Co-Founder of the Clean Rivers Initiative which help locals preserve their water bodies and fall in love with them through watersports.
I’ve received the PhD Chamber of Commerce sports achiever award and am currently nominated for the Tenzing Norgay Adventure Award 2017, which is the Arjuna Award for adventure sports. I’m a TedX Speaker who’s been covered twice by Sports Illustrated India.