PANAJI: Celebrity sportsmen Bhaichung Bhutia and Mahesh Bhupati, and contemporary dance guru Shaimak Davar, on Monday, pitched for child-centric homes, a new concept in housing for today’s young home buyers.
Bhutia, Bhupati and Davar said that they would be setting up world-class coaching academies in their respective fields at Goa’s first child-centric housing project, launched by Pune-based Gera Developers.
“The academy will provide soccer coaching to kids in a football-loving state,” said Bhutia, who runs the Bhaichung Bhutia Football School at 25 centres across India.
“The school has produced six players who went on to play for India in the under-19 group,” he said, indicating that a similar sensation could come up in Goa.
The child-centric housing project located at Kadamba Plateau has tie-ups with the BBFS along with training academies run by Bhupati, Davar and several famous personalities.
Bhupati said that the upcoming centre will offer professional coaching to youngsters.
“The perception of tennis as exclusive game is true because it needs access to a court,” he said.
“I expect to make timely appearance at the Goa academy to check the progress,” said Bhupati about his future academy.
For Davar, it is the second association with Gera’s child-centric project as he has a similar tie-up with the developer in Bangalore.
He said that dance training academies are highly popular and things have come a long way from his childhood when he had to beg to schools to open their auditoriums to him for practice.
Child-centric project is a new concept in selling homes by the Gera Developers.
The managing director Rohit Gera said that the beauty of this concept is that facilities are provided in the complex itself so that parents are saved of the trouble of taking their children for different activities.
“The young buyer is highly aspiring. Buyers want their children to do good in future. Such projects meet the housing needs of people while keeping their children’s needs in mind. The in-house training centres offer safety and convenience,” he said and added that options range from sports, to dance, and singing, to swimming.
“The homes in the project are for all pockets with the affordable flats of one BHK costing around Rs 34 lakh (excluding GST and stamp duty),” said Gera.
The one BHK flats are included under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana wherein buyers get a refund of around 2.5 per cent of the purchase price from the government, he added
The 364-home project has sold 190 homes so far. It is expected to be completed in two-and-half years, he said.
The homes are being marketed as of now only for Goans keeping in mind the need for having locals as buyers, he added.