August 31, 2015

Hundreds join Indian Basketball Players Association for 'Dribblathon' in New Delhi

Photo credit: Ekalavyas
Imagine the scene in front of one of India's most iconic monuments, the India Gate. Imagine a beautiful clear morning in the nation's capital in New Delhi. Imagine some of the country's most legendary basketball players with young enthusiasts just a day after the National Sports Day at this venue. And finally, imagine hundreds of basketballs being dribbled to showcase that the nation is ready for a hoops revolution.

Now imagine, all those images coming to reality.

On Sunday, August 30, the Indian Basketball Players Association (IBPA) organized the first-ever 'Dribblathon', held between the India Gate and the Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. About 400 basketball players, including former stars, school and college students showed up to participate in the event. The young players dribbled a basketball for about a kilometer to support basketball and drive home the point of healthy living, wrote The Hindu.

Photo credit: Ekalavyas
The event featured Arjuna awardees Surender Khataria, Ajmer Singh, Suman Sharma, former India captains Jayasankar Menon, Shiba Maggon, Divya Singh, Pratima Singh, Prashanti Singh, and other international players like Roopam Mongia, Vidya Ramnarayanan, Balakrishnan, Harish Mayor and Anil Gulati. The Noida-based Dribble Academy also held a dribbling demonstration.

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