Anjum Moudgil is an elite, young and aspiring shooter of the country who won silver medal in Commonwealth Games. She ranked World Number 2 in Women’s 10m air rifle rankings alongside being India No.1 in Women’s 50m 3 positions. The scenario of a nationwide lockdown, had made many top athletes of the nation leaving with no activity to pursue.
Many sportspersons’ in the country have started to raise funds for the support staff and daily workers in their spot. Likewise, even Anjum, who passionately painted, decided to sell those off to raise funds for the needy in the sports industry.
“I have decided to auction the paintings. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to Play for India which is supporting daily workers and support staff members of the sporting community. It’s for those who have been most affected, struggling to make ends meet,” Anjum told the Press Trust of India in the course of a chat. Not just that, the Indian Shooter has turned into a counsellor, offering sessions to her friends at a personal level, some of which are from the same field of sport as her.
Anjum has been ever so busy travelling for events all over the globe. Her achievement has been as such that she is renowned to be known as the 1st Indian shooter to secure a Tokyo Olympic quota. The shooter bagged the Olympic quota courtesy to clinching a silver medal at the 2018 World Championships in Korea.
Anjum said, “In the school my mother teaches, there is a lady whose son is battling cancer, so I donated money for his treatment. I am also pulling in money to help the affected people,” as published by Hindustan Times. Not just this but Anjum has also helped cancer patients with donations.