Till February 2002, there was no facility for target shooting in Pune district. Retired Police Officer, Shri Bhismaraj Bam, IPS, IGP and Shri Gani Shaikh, Addl SP, got together and decided to launch PDRA. With the aim of encouraging target shooting in Pune district. Mr Gani Shaikh being an State and National level Shooter himself took the lead in this direction. He is the President and coach of the Pune District Rifle Association (PDRA). PDRA was established on 8th May 2002, to encourage the sport of target shooting in Pune district.
PDRA’s motive is to tap the vast talent and potential available in Pune city. By this the youth of today could blaze new trails in the sports arena. Our approach is to channelize participants energize in this direction and keep them away from vices and negative qualities.