2. How did sportsnasha form? Why was sportsnasha formed?
All these thoughts lingered around my restless mind and process of creating a website which could address these issues started about a few years back . One fine day I (Shirish(Aju) Deshpande) told myself “Lets go ahead with the project without weighing pros and cons.” Sometimes aiming for perfection does not take you anywhere and acts more as a roadblock than anything else.
So when I met Manoj Nirgudkar a local cricketer and IT engineer, I shared the concept, thinking he could quickly suggest a technological solution. Eventually it took shape in few days only (and about 4 months back) with a domain name (sportsnasha) registration and in about week’s time a quick creation of www.sportsnasha.com on a Google ‘s blogger.complatform took place. By the time our team was strengthened by my ever enthusiastic friend and avid sports lover prof. Rajesh Deo.
After a lot of deliberations discussions and churning our online innings had started . With a football tournament (Parle Premier League-PPL) at Vileparle Mumbai having about 70 teams and 100 matches we took a first step .www.sportsnasha.com became online media partners for young organisor Siddarth Sabapathy’s PPL . We updated scores on website of this popular league on the same day of the match and put photographs of young footballers and also took interview . Getting about 3000 plus hits on first day, our cause found unexpectedly high response from viewers. The first trial was a great success and with minimum resources at our disposal.
In the meantime Maharashtra’s ex Kabaddi captain who is also Shiv Chatrapati Award winner Mrs. Chhaya Pawar boosted our foundation.
Rajesh and Chhaya ‘s entry was tremendous motivational boost for the project .
We are now fast becoming a talk among sportsmen and other sports lovers.
We must say that we are relentlessly helped and voluntarily assisted by international badminton player Milind Purnapatre and hardworking Suhas Bengeri. Amar Godbole Sunil Bobhate and Sachin have done excellent job of new attractive and content driven website design and development.
6. What is the Mission of sportsnasha?
We call it movement and not just a website or a publication. It’s a movement of sportmen by sportsmen and for sportsmen.
7. Does sportsnasha help a social cause?
Yes our motto is to bring children back to ground and play sports instead of sitting at home and play with gadgets. Hence our campaign is to focus on a this specific issue .
We want all of you to join our campaign “Hold rackets shun gadgets”