At Eklavya, our mission is to deliver exceptional air weapon education and training, offering a safe and immersive learning environment for individuals of all experience levels. We are dedicated to cultivating a community of responsible and skilled air weapon enthusiasts, promoting marksmanship, sportsmanship, and personal growth.

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Dhirendra Jamwal-Coach

Dhirendra Jamwal a remarkable individual who has an indelible mark on the world of competitive shooting. Having closely observed Dhirendra’s journey as a shooter and coach, we can attest to his exceptional talent, unwavering dedication, and outstanding achievements.

Achievements As a shooter:

  • Started in 1998 in NCC.
  • Entered competitive shooting in 2003.
  • Broke the national record in 50m Free Rifle Prone in 2004.
  • KOA award in 2005.
  • Represented India and won a silver medal in 10m Air Rifle in the South Asian Games 2010.
  • Silver medal in the 2011 Ranchi National Games.
  • Record breaker in Zonals record in 10m Air Rifle 2017.
  • 18 National level medals
  • 53 State level medals

Achievement as Coach: 

  • Managed 16 Khelo India athletes
  • Coached in Coorg Public School for 1 year:
  •  Multiple students have achieved  National and State level medals
  • Coached and selected the NCC Directorate team for the inter directorate competition.
  • Trained the Parachute Regiment team for their Inter Directorate competition

MANIKA – Coach & Founder

Manika is a National Player/Renowned shooter in 10 Meters Air Pistol and 50 Meters Free Pistol.
She was an IT Professional before she dedicated herself completely to the sport.

She is one of  the founding members of Eklayva !

  • She represents Karnataka State and has played in multiple National Championships and Zonal Competitions. 
  • She is the first women shooter from Karnataka to qualify in the Nationals in 50M Free Pistol Event in 2022.
  • She is a Gold Medalist in Karnataka Open Challengers Cup 2023 in 25M Sports Pistol
  • She is an experienced coach and takes pride in building shooters from ground up. She has multiple shooters training  under her for State, Zonal and National Competitions.
  • She is a Certified NRAI Rifle & Pistol Jury/Judge.  
  • She is certified in Sports Psychology.

Dr. Manali Gupta – Physiotherapist

Dr. Manali specialises in musculoskeletal pain management, ACL rehabilitation, post operative stiffness and manual therapy.
She holds expertise in treating various sports injuries which includes back issues like scoliotic body posture, lumbar hyper lordosis; neck and shoulder problems like tendinitis, shoulder impingement syndrome, elbow problems like medial epicondylitis, tennis elbow as well as micro traumatic stress fracture, tendinopathies  etc.

She also works as an ergonomic consultant to various well know organisations and companies.

She understands that injuries and pain make normal activities difficult often making life more stressful, to prevent that she provides tailor-made rehabilitation program.

Dr. Manali Gupta
Physiotherapist, BPTh / BPT, MIAP
12 years experience

Hindola, founder and sports Psychologist at Mind Lead

A badminton player and sports enthusiast who is now a passionate and intrigued founder of mind lead and sports Psychologist and a mindfulness trainer who likes to put together the knowledge of Sports and sports psychology to contribute to the development of athletes, teams and individuals to progress in their professional, personal and overall development.

She has played multiple sports as a kid and specialized in badminton yet never left to be involved in every sport. She did her triple major in Psychology, journalism and women studies in her undergrad and then went to specialize in sports and exercise psychology in her master’s. She started working in Padukone Dravid centre for sports and then went on to start her own sports psychology consultancy.

Through Mind Lead, she is working with athletes from grassroot to elite. She has been a part of Indian Archery team for the Asian Cup and world Archery youth championship, Andhra senior women’s cricket team, Indian badminton players, state and Ranji cricketers and many more. Her operations go beyond India to different countries like Serbia, UK , Dubai and USA.

She closely works with not just athletes but with coaches, parents and support staff.

She has been actively involved in sports and with athletes and believes that a holistic and proactive approach of sports psychology works for athletes to have a better professional athletic career and personal well being and work through all the aspects.

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