ONGC felicitates Arjuna Awardees

ONGC felicitated its  sportspersons who were conferred with the Arjuna Award on National Sports Day.

Five  of the 15 recipients of Arjuna Award this year are ONGC sportspersons.

Shiva  Thapa (Boxing), Amit Kumar (Wrestling) and Sourav Kothari (Billiards & Snooker) are regular ONGC employees while Rajat Chauhan (Compound Archery) and  Sandeep Singh Maan (Para-Atheletics, Sprint) are on ONGC scholarship.

Five ONGC sportspersons recieves the Arjuna Award

Mr Dinesh K Sarraf, CMD, ONGC and  Mr D D Misra, Director (HR), ONGC felicitated the sportspersons at ONGC’s  Corporate office in   Delhi. Mr Sarraf congratulated the players in bringing  glory to ONGC and the country and reiterated ONGC’s continued commitment and  support in grooming, training and encouraging participation in sports events in  order to promote sports and sportspersons.

Note to the editors:

ONGC lays emphasis on nurturing  and developing sporting talent at the grassroot level by providing  infrastructural and financial support. Prominent players like Virat Kohli,  Gautam Gambhir, Ishant Sharma (Cricket), Pankaj Advani, Alok Kumar (Billiards  & Snooker), Koneru Humpy (Chess), Ashwini Ponnappa (Badminton), M R  Poovamma (Athletics) are the flagship ambassadors of ONGC who have risen from  the grassroot level to the international scene.

Presently ONGC has nearly 170  sportspersons on its regular rolls and has been at the forefront of promoting  and proactively supporting the development of 23 disciplines of sports. The  company takes this endeavor as a major social responsibility towards the  nation. ONGC players have been consistently representing and bringing rich tally of medals in premier events like Olympics, Asian Games, World  Championships, Commonwealth Games and other international platforms.

For its immense contribution in  the development and promotion of sports in the country, the Hon’ble President  of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan  Puruskar’ to ONGC in 2014. ONGC was also awarded the prestigious FICCI  Certificate of Excellence, making it the first organization to receive FICCI  awards three times in a row. These awards stand as a testimony to ONGC’s  efforts in changing the sporting landscape of the country.

 

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