Bandhu Camp community kids at Pro Kabbadi League 2016

WaterAid/Anil Cherukupalli

As part of WaterAid India’s ongoing charity partnership with the Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Team, we took a group of 35 boys and girls from one of our project sites in Delhi to view the kabaddi matches at the Delhi team’s home stadium  last week. About 20 of the children also got a chance to play two kabaddi quick matches in the main kabaddi play area in the middle of the two official matches! The children had great fun playing and also soaking in the exciting stadium match experience as part of over 3,500 spectators, which was broadcast live.

WaterAid India also set up a kiosk at the stadium on all match days and collected pledges from visitors to build fundraising leads.

WaterAid India (WAI) is one of the charity partners of the Dabang Delhi Kabbadi Club (DDKC) for the fourth season of the Pro Kabaddi League! DDKC is a team that represents New Delhi as well as the National Capital Region in the league.

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People pledging support for WaterAid India. Photo: WaterAid/Rakesh Kumar

As part of this association, a share of the proceeds from the ticket sales of DDKC’s Delhi matches will be donated to WaterAid India. DDKC players will record video messages urging their fans and the general public to support the cause of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

The kids playing the Kabbadi match at Thyagaraj stadium. Photo: WaterAid/Anil Cherukupalli
The kids playing the Kabbadi match at Thyagaraj stadium. Photo: WaterAid/Anil Cherukupalli

During the team’s visit to Delhi in June, WaterAid India along with the partner Forum for Organised Resource Conservation & Enhancement (FORCE) organised a fun-filled Kabaddi match amongst the kids from Bandhu Camp community under the guidance of DDKC team players.

The 35 kids from Bandhu Camp at the match. Photo: WaterAid/Anil Cherukupalli
The 35 kids from Bandhu Camp at the match. Photo: WaterAid/Anil Cherukupalli

For more details on the news article, please contact ankitabhalla@wateraid.org

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