Abhinav Bindra doesn’t seem satisfied with being India’s first-ever individual gold medalist at the Olympics held at Beijing. He now plans to open a chain of more than 500 schools across the nation. The Bindra family plans to directly monitor the schools that would be operational in Punjab, but the schools in other states would be run on a franchise basis.
AS Bindra, father of Abhinav Bindra and the patriarch of the Bindra business empire, stated that the schools would be built and run on international standards and would have a special emphasis on sports facilities. In all probability, the schools would be named as Abhinav Bindra Ace Public School (ABAPS).
The presence of so many branches in the country would mean that a child shifting from one city to another would find it relatively easier to gain admission in a branch of ABAPS. The motto of the proposed schools, as announced by Abhinav, sounds like his mantra in life — ‘Fortune favours the brave’.