If you truly wish to know whether you matter to people, then simply judge them by the support they extend when you need it the most. Ever heard that one before? Well, you may certainly have. It’s easy to make friends but very difficult to gain well-wishers. Perhaps it could be said in the case of national-level archer Arjun Yadav, that his life and current challenges gave him a chance to gauge if there actually were any well-wishers around him.
And guess what, thanks to the brilliant and timely support this young up and coming national level archer found during a particularly hard time, it was proven that there was support and well-meaning one from famous quarters.
It also then proved a very handy tale that not all who are in the world of films and entertainment lead shallow lives and keep to themselves; there are also times where celebs extend a helping hand when it most matters!
A 26-year-old bright and talented national-level archer, Arjun Yadav, who’s been in harsh times without much financial support to keep him going in life found extremely kind support in the form of Raveena Tandon and Amrita Rao- two very talented and reputed Bollywood actors- and not just that!
Upon learning that a bright Indian athlete was in need of help, popular RJ Anmol also stepped in to support the Rajasthani sports man.
Born and brought up in Jaipur, the man constantly seen with bows and arrows, Arjun Yadav doesn’t have much to fall back on where it comes to financial support. His farther works in the capacity of a plumber. So when the news reached famous Bollywood stars and the well-known RJ, they didn’t spend an extra idle minute before joining hands to raise funds for the fine talent.
As news reports suggested, as it turned out, the tough COVID 19 times proved to be a bane for the young Indian archer. He’s been, since a while, in need of the right equipment to further practice, take his sport seriously, and thereby- grow his craft!
All he needed were useful funds and that’s precisely what transpired when multiple well-meaning forces joined hands.
But then none of this would’ve ever happened had the troubled archer not reached out for help, doing which led him to a popular radio channel.
News 18 highlighted the story that endeared itself to countless readers, and thus it’s important to note the following:
He (Arjun Yadav) reached out to popular radio jockey Anmol via Instagram. In turn, Anmol took the initiative of starting an online fundraiser that was publicised through social media.
The effort worked out wonders, and over Rs 3,00,000 was raised within three days and with over 130 contributors. The amount has been used to purchase a bow and arrow for Arjun.
Those who helped his cause and pitched in at the right time were prominent celebs who also echoed their sentiment on Arjun’s cause, with Amrita Rao saying, “I could see Anmol was genuinely emotional about the irony of a guy named Arjun not having a bow and arrow to fulfill his dream. His campaign was heartfelt and my contribution is just a drop in the ocean of generous hearts!”
Meanwhile, Raveena Tandon had the following to say, “I am so happy to be associated with this special cause started by RJ Anmol for our national archery champion Arjun Yadav. I feel as a nation, it’s extremely important for each one of us to come forward and support our athletes who bring our country laurels on an international platform.”
What’s truly brilliant is that an athlete who is anyways going to represent his proud nation finally found amazing support from some who happen to be his own countrymen and women!