Epic TV had telecast a day-long showcase of Umeed India on June 23. Launched in 2017, Umeed India chronicles ground-breaking stories of Indians aiming for glory at Olympics 2020. Presented by cricketer and debutant television host, Virender Sehwag, Umeed India travelled across the country unearthing inspiring journeys and on-going struggles of 13 sport stars, including freestyle wrestler and Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik, para-Olympian swimmer Suyash Jadhav, shot-put player Om Prakash Karhana, sprinter Dutee Chand, judoka Avtar Singh, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, rower Dattu Bhokanal among others who are vying for glory at Olympics 2020.
The series was telecast to commemorate International Olympics Day with an exclusive unveiling of the first look of the Umeed India book published by Rupa Publications and based on the popular series of the same name.
Aditya Pittie, Managing Director, Epic TV, said, “At Epic, we are committed to taking the stories we tell to larger audiences using every media at our disposal, and books are the original storytellers. The stories of our athletes and their perseverance to win gold and glory are to be cherished and we are glad to have had the opportunity to champion this effort along with one of India’s most celebrated sportsperson – Virender Sehwag.”