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REACHA Dialogues 16: Ritwik Bhattacharya shares Squash journey that led him to start START Academy


Ritwik Bhattacharya, former India #1 Squash player for 5 years, first Indian to break into the World Top 50, Founder of START - Squash Temple and Real Training shares his Squash journey and the learnings that he has had on the way in a discussion with Mudit Pant. Ritwik also shared what led him to start his Squash Academy START at Kalote Mokasahi village in Maharashtra where he along with his team has been working with the tribal kids of the village, and have been playing a key role in transforming their lives through Squash and Boxing. Ritwik also shared some key insights/learnings/advise based on his experiences in his life so far, that can help to lead a life with a purpose and a meaning!


Following topics were discussed -

  • 2:45 - We touch upon Ritwik's journey in squash over the years...and how he got into the sport?

  • 7:00 - Biggest and most important learnings that Ritwik has had so far in his life through his experiences

  • 8:40 - Ritwik shares what led him to create START - Squash Temple and Real Training Academy at Kalote village in Maharashtra..

  • 13:00 - Ritwik talks about the first reactions of the villagers and the kids as he chose the area for START academy, and started the work there. Also, shares what kids think of the sport and how Squash is growing in the valley

  • 21:11 - Ritwik shares a very solid advice for the youth of today on how to navigate their passion and chase their dreams




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