Umeed India to showcase the journey of Athletes

EPIC Channel – India Ka Apna Infotainment, has constantly pushed boundaries of infotainment by bringing alive stories from India through premium, high quality content. To celebrate International Olympic Day on June 23, EPIC will screen back-to-back episodes of one of its finest shows – ‘Umeed India’. The 14-part series is hosted by Virender Sehwag and chronicles the journey of some of India’s best athletes as they train with one aim in mind – to bring home the Gold at Tokyo 2020.

Umeed India gives audiences an up close and personal look at training sessions, diets, exercises, aspirations, and the overall personal and professional struggle of Wrestler Vinesh Phogat, Shot Put player Om Prakash Singh Karhana, Judoka Avtar Singh, Freestyle Wrestler and Olympic medallist Sakshi Mallik, Sprinter Dutee Chand, Rower Dattu Bhokanal, six time Olympian and the first Indian to compete in Luge at the Winter Olympic Games Shiva Keshavan, Paralympian Swimmer Suyash Jadhav, Para-badminton champion Sanjeev Kumar, Shooter Ayonika Paul, Javelin thrower Annu Rani, Badminton Player Sai Praneeth, Boxer Shiva Thapa, and Freestyle Wrestle Bajrang Punia. 

Speaking about this special programme line-up, Akul Tripathi, Head - Content and Programming, EPIC Channel said, “There are few things that unite a country like sports. With Olympics looming in sight next year, we take this opportunity to celebrate the athletes who are training to make India proud at the world’s biggest sporting event.”

Commenting on this, Virender Sehwag said, “People often know the star, but they don’t know the hard work athletes put in to win the accolades. I am inspired by the life of athletes - the struggle, and the determination that drives them and I hope through this programme others are also equally inspired.”

Appreciation by athletes on the initiative:

Sprinter Dutee Chand, "It’s an honour for any athlete to represent their country at the Olympics, where the entire world is watching. I am glad there is a platform showcasing our journey, and am hoping this show will inspire more athletes to come forward and join us at the Olympics. I hope people enjoy this unique programme on International Olympic Day."

Shot Put player Om Prakash Singh Karhana, “This show is a perfect way to celebrate our athletic superstars and highlight the immense pride they bring us through their hard work and dedication. I am pleased to be part of this journey and sharing insights with our beloved fans.”

Tune in to EPIC Channel on June 23, 12 noon onwards to watch Umeed India. The show is also available on digital platform EPIC On.


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