IndianOil Corporation Organizes Mega ‘Sports Conclave 2018’

New Delhi, 8th June, 2018:The nation’s top oil PSU IndianOil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) today organized a one day ‘Sports Conclave 2018’in New Delhi to felicitate the sportspersons who have been associated with them from their early days and who have made a mark in the sporting arena.IOCL also announced fresh initiatives to boostsports in the country.

The conclave was attended by more than 60 sportspersons who are part of the IOCL family includingManikaBatra, Rohan Bopanna, P Kashyap, A Sharath Kamal, Aditya Tare, Ravikant Shukla, AparnaBalan, N. Sikki Reddy, S R Arun Vishnu, Chandroday N Singh among others.

During the Conclave, Mr. Ranjan K. Mohapatra, Director (HR), IndianOil Corporation Ltd. elaborated on the current sports policy of the organization and future plans for supporting the development of sports in the country.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ranjan K. Mohapatra, Director (HR), IndianOil Corporation Ltd.said, “For IndianOil, sports is not just a medium for building brand equity it is also an important instrument through which future leaders for the corporations and for the nation are built. Sports is an integral part of IndianOil’score philosophy and we have been supporting sportspersons for over three decades now.  Apart from the existing ten sports that we are promoting now, we are also planning to include sports like volleyball, basketball, archery, wrestling, and kabaddi in our scheme of things.With a mantra of providing opportunities to budding sports persons we will continue to support and facilitate their training and participation in national/international events that can help them bring laurels for India as well as the Corporation.”

“Sports remains a key component of IndianOil’s CSR commitments and endeavours to create a sports revolution at the grassroot level. The corporation is actively looking at the prospect of promoting sports in rural areas with plans to provide coaching facilities and kits in government schools. IndianOil also aims toencourage former sportspersons to pursue coaching activity at National and International levels to groom young talented players and medal prospects to become future stars of the country,” he added.

“”IndianOilsportspersons have moved from strength to strength and have time again given stella performances at the highest levels filling the hearts of the nation as well as the Corporation with pride. This Sports Conclave 2018, is a celebration of these outstanding performers. With a gathering of all IndianOil sports persons in the presence of the senior management of the corporation it is a platform to recognize outstanding achievers in sports.” Mr. Mohapatrafurther added.

The conclave would also award the IndianOil Icon of the Year, to be declared later this evening after voting among the sportspersons.

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