We are happy to share the news that Sagar Pradhan from Darjeeling was the runners-up in 1st Falcon Silver UAE ranking tournament. For a place known for its football buffs and freaks, Sagar's feat in badminton is a remarkable accomplishment. Well Done, Sagar! We are proud of you.
We are sharing a brief yet inspiring journey of Sagar in the hope that his story will inspire our youngsters to take up sports not just as one of the subjects in our curriculum but as a full-fledged career in its own right.
Born and brought up in Darjeeling, Sagar did his schooling from St Joseph's School, Darjeeling, and his rendezvous with badminton started quite young when he was in class 3. Gradually, Sagar's love for badminton turned into passion and he started playing in state championships. He chose sports as his career and did his graduation in sports - Bachelor & Master in Physical Education - from Lakshmibai National University of Physical Education, Gwalior where he specialized in badminton.
On completion of his studies, Sagar returned to Darjeeling with a dream to promote and provide platform and opportunities for the young budding players and to help create champions and good human beings through sports.
In the process, Sagar started working with various educational institutes, including Salesian College and Saint Joseph's School as a sports-in-charge. Meanwhile, Sagar also started running his own academy at Haden hall under the name of Sazaxx Academy.
Sagar left Darjeeling and is now working in Dubai as sports-in-charge in a school there, besides serving as a coach in a recognized badminton academy in collaboration with Prakash Padakone badminton academy. Asked about his dreams and future plans, Sagar is clear about his mission in life: "My ultimate motto has been to promote sport n help youth to channelise their energy in rite direction for which after some years I shall come back to my alma mater to do the same with greater force."