The 2021 edition of the lecture is delivered by Abhinav Bindra, the first Indian to win an individual Olympic Gold.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Abhinav Bindra is the first Indian to win an individual Olympic Gold and the World Championship Gold in Air Rifle Shooting.
Abhinav chaired the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Athletes Committee for 8 years and is currently a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athlete Commission. He is also a member of the IOC’s Working Group on Athlete Mental Health.
ABOUT THE LECTURE
In this year's edition of the lecture series, Abhinav focused on the importance of mental health for athletes, urging authorities, society, and individuals to prioritize mental health. His lecture offered a passionate account of his mental health struggle at the height of success and how it may be the story of many athletes suffering in silence. The lecture was followed by a conversation between Abhinav and LLL founder Deepika Padukone, where they discussed their journey of success and experience of mental illness.