In a major achievement, archer Ranjit Naik, identified as a potential medal winner in Olympic Games and included in the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme for the 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo Olympics by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India.
A high-level Identification Committee of the Ministry recommended Ranjit’s name along with five other archers in ‘Senior Men’ category. The identified athletes would be provided support, which includes funds, competition exposure and training, under the Scheme for preparation for the quadrennial mega event.
Ranjit, who hails from Bhuyan tribe of tribal dominated Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, was selected because of his stellar performance at national and international level in the recent past. He has represented India in the Senior Recurve Round for World Cup Stage 1 in Shanghai, China; World Cup Stage-II Archery Championship in Turkey from 24th May to 1st June 2015; Second Asian Grand Prix Archery Championship in Taipei, China from 16th to 20th October 2014 and World Youth Archery Championship in Wuxi, China from 11th to 20th
August 2013, where he won the Silver Medal.
Ranjit Naik aims to get gold medal in Archery in Olympics. It is the only dream that he aspires for.