EduSports, a SportzVillage enterprise, was founded in 2009 with a vision to make sports an integral part of every child's education and upbringing.
The idea of EduSports began with an insight gained by Mr. Saumil Majmudar (Co-Founder and Managing Director of SportzVillage and CEO of EduSports) that children are not engaging in enough physical activity and sports. It all started from a very casual remark from a friend of Saumil that his 6 year old son was not engaging in enough physical activity and was getting hooked to TV & computers. The parent observed that there were hardly any avenues for his son to play and mingle with children outside of school. Clearly, parents wanted children to play, stay fit and healthy, but there were not enough opportunities for children to have a fun experience around sports.
Even though schools had physical education and sports as a part of their prescribed curriculum and timetable, in most cases, they were not able to deliver the promise of a good physical education and sports program that covered all children. The sports and physical education programs in most schools were neither inclusive nor age appropriate. Thus, the children were not able to learnthe right sports-specific skills at the right age. Hence, EduSports was formed with the idea of delivering a holistic education through sportsby partnering with schools and completely integrating into the school's system.
By observing firsthand how things work at schools, EduSports identified the unmet needs that were often not voiced by customers. Additionally, the team also took a conscious call and developed the curriculum in-house, as the team felt that the challenges around infrastructure in India were unique & required unique solutions.
EduSports partners with schools and completely integrates its program into the school's curriculum. The EduSports curriculum is designedbased on NASPE (National Association for Sports and Physical Education, USA)standards
Currently, EduSports is working with more than 800 schools across 250 locations.
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(Co-Founder and & CEO)
An alumnus from IIT Bombay and IIM Bangalore, Saumil is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of SportzVillage and CEO of EduSports. Over the last decade, Saumil has been working with schools, federations, policymakers and sponsors towards creating quality opportunities for children to experience the magic of sports and has personally engaged with more than 100,000 children and 50,000 parents. He is also the recipient of the prestigious “Emerging Entrepreneur Award” by CII and has been recognized as one of the “Top 50 Leaders influencing Education” by Education World. An ardent sports lover, Saumil continues to follow his passion for sports through regular badminton, karate and golf sessions.
(Co-Founder & Head of Business)
After a successful global career in the IT sector, Parminder co-founded EduSports, India’s largest sports education organization. EduSports is currently present in more than 800 schools across India,and has helped over 500,000 children improve their learning levels and become healthier and fitter. Parminder has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Pune and a Master’s degree in Management from Arizona State University. Parminder’s interests include implementing sports for social development, organizational leadership and entrepreneurship. He is also a visiting faculty at Azim Premji University, where he teaches a module on sports education to students pursuing Masters in Education and Development.
Krish has more than 2 decades of experience in sales, marketing and general management with several multi-national companies and start-ups. He worked for 10 years at Intel as the Marketing Director for UK & Ireland. An alumnus of SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, he has also worked with Siemens, Arvind Mills and Standard Chartered Bank. As a passionate sportsman, Krish continues to play football, badminton and tennis.
Mr. Salim Bharmal
Salim Bharmal currently serves as the National Head - Advocacy for EduSports. He brings 16 years of work experience in sports management and has been working with EduSports since its inception.He holds a Master's degree in Event Management. Prior to joining EduSports, Salim had worked with SportzVillage (Parent Company of EduSports) since it's inception and was part of the core team that developed and managed multiple sports properties. His focus areas are sales and business development. Salim is an avid Cricket, Badminton & Tennis fanatic.
(Head – Credit Control and Risk, Regional Head – Karnataka and Kerala)With over two and a half decades of national and international experience in various industries, he brings with him deep operations knowledge. At EduSports, Nauzar currently, is the Head of Credit Control and Risk., responsible for the complete billing-to-collection cycle. Previously, Nauzar has managed various verticals such as operations, delivery, supply-chain, logistics and manpower at EduSports. Nauzar has also worked in the manufacturing space donning the hat of factory manager, purchases manager, production associate and head-merchandiser in the leather garments / commodities and synthetic goods space., where he was responsible for bringing in operational efficiency, client management and manpower management. His keen eye for improving business processes / process re-engineering has helped organizations improve profit margins and reduce costs.
Vengal Rao J
(Regional Head – Andhra Pradesh, Telangana State and West India)
Vengal is the Regional Head, managing sales and operations for AP, TS & West India. He has strong understanding to the business in EduSports. He is working with EduSports from last 9 years and has an overallexperience of 17 years in the field of IT and Sports education. Has lot of interest in sports and plays badminton and cricket. Vengal has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Bangalore University and an Advanced diploma in software engineering. He has also represented Bangalore at the district level football tournaments.
(Regional Head – Tamil Nadu)
Balasubramanian Ramarathinam aka. Bala is a Sports - Evangelist, Entrepreneur and Educator.He is an alumnus of Loyola College, Chennai and has more than 2 decades of experience in the industry spanning across sports coaching, merchandising, event management, administration, sports infrastructure development, community sports center, CSR projects and sports education. In the last decade as the Head of Advocacy for sports education at EduSports, he played a major role in making physical education and sports an integral part of education in over 100 schools in TamilNadu, helping more than 100000 children to embrace a holistic lifestyle. He is currently the Regional Head, TamilNadu for SportzVillage Foundation.
(Regional Head, North, East and Central India)
An IIM Indore alumnus, Kapil holds over 14 years of experience across several verticals such as Business Development, Sales (Corporate/Institutional), P&L Management, Cross Functional Team Building and Management, and Strategic Alliances. Over the years, he has successfully led his teams to achieve ‘double-digit’ growth and has consistently won several ‘Business Leader Awards’ on several occasions. His successful stints include with FIITJEE Ltd., Oxford University Press (OUP), Educomp Solutions Ltd., Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) among others..Kapil is a trained spiritual and wellness coach as well as involved in various pro-bono social and welfare initiatives. He is also associated with several spiritual organizations such as the Art of Living Foundation, Patanjali Yogpeeth, and Iskon Foundation.
Brainfeed Innovation Education Awards 2018-19 (North Zone) for 'Best Sports Curriculum Company of the Year'
2018 CSR Impact Award for 'Road to School' - a CSR initiative with Ashok Leyland. Category: Education
Best Sports & PE Company of the year Brainfeed Innovation Education Awards 2017-18.
7th India Digital Awards 2017 by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) for EduSports Monitoring Platform (EMP).
Category: Digital Social Awards
Subcategory: Best use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development
The CSR Journal Excellence Award 2017 for 'Road to School' - a CSR initiative with Ashok Leyland.
CSR Journal Social Welfare and Growth Awards 2016. Category: Sports
Vodafone Foundation Mobile for Good Awards 2015 for EduSports Monitoring Platform (EMP).
FICCI India Sports Awards 2013 for 'Best Sports Startup'.
GESS Education Awards 2013 for 'Best Product to Promote Health and Fitness in the Classroom.'
CII Southern Regional Emerging Entrepreneurs Award 2013.
Sankalp Social Enterprise Awards 2012. Category: Education and skill development
NDTV & Nirmal Lifestyle ‘Spirit of Sport Award 2012’ for promoting sports in schools.
TiE-Lumis ‘Excellence in Entrepreneurship’ awards 2011