Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan has been appointed the brand ambassador of Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) to raise funds for the training of the athletes supported by the not-for-profit organisation. He has committed a contribution of Rs.20 lakh annually to the NGO until the Rio Olympics 2016.
OGQ is co-founded by sports legends Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone.
As brand ambassador, Saif, the son of late cricketer star Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and film star Sharmila Tagore, will garner donations and contributions for the benefit of athletes. He will also spread awareness about OGQ, its mission, vision and impact.
“I am thrilled to be the brand ambassador of OGQ as I love all sports. OGQ has been doing wonderful work to help Indian athletes in their quest for Olympic glory. These athletes are the true heroes and we must all do our bit to support them,” Saif said in a statement.
“I’m announcing a contribution of Rs.20 lakh per annum to OGQ until the Rio 2016 Olympics. This will go towards the training of the athletes supported by OGQ. In addition to this, we will be doing a lot of fund raising events for Olympic Gold Quest,” he added.
OGQ currently supports 57 athletes who are training for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics.
Present at the event: Saif Ali Khan, Prakash Nanjappa, Rahi Sarnobat, Heena Sidhu, Shweta Chaudhary, Jitu Rai, Sanjeev Rajput
Good effort! Congrats….
3 comments above with a total of 5 words..lol
Saif Ali Khan is the Global King of Bollywood. He is the best!
Everybody should give him his due as a Khan too (sigh)
woww @thullu u r a nice observer..!!
good initiative by saif… indian celebrities n sportsperson shd motivate n promote dese athlestes so dat our country can perform well… sometimes I feel really embarrased inspite of havin a population of 1.2 billion wat we manage to get is just a gold..!! hope it wil help us to get some more golds.
@babaji u think u r very smart but the truth is u r the biggest chamaleon of indicine.com
Wheres the so called king ??? what is he doing for India apart from fooling audience n collecting foreign awards ?????
atleast Saif is doing some genuine efforts for the betterment of others not for his own publicity. respect!