INDIA GEARS UP FOR PARALYMPIC GAMES 2020 IN TOKYO ‘Radiant in Quest of Gold’ flagged off
NEW DELHI:Shirdi Sai Baba Foundation (SSBF) in association with Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) hosted a Hi-Tea press conference at The Zion Hotel, Safdarjung Enclave in New Delhi on April 6,2018. The event was to commemorate “Radiant in Quest of Gold” powered by Johnson Controls Hitachi.
Aushim Khetarpal, the promoter of SSBF has beeninvolved in various social welfare and development activities is an avid sportspromoter and the first one to get the sponsorship concept thereon in India.Anticipating the upcoming major international multi-sport event ‘ParalympicGames 2020’ to be held in Tokyo, Japan from 26 August, 2020 to 6September, 2020 which is dedicated for the development and up-liftment ofPhysically Challenged Sports; Khetarpal and his associates are taking 10National level Para Athletes under their wings and hedging their support tonurture and provide professional training to them and help them attain the topwinning three position at the international level too.
Speaking on the occasion, the passionate sportspromoter, Aushim Khetarpal and the head of SSBF said, “I appreciate and thankMr. Gurmeet Singh, the Chairman and Managing Director of Johnson ControlsHitachi and Retired Col. Rajesh Ohol, the senior and key in the company forcoming forward with their kind support and help these Para Athletes inattaining name and fame at the international level and making our countryproud. We have designed rigorous programmes for the training of these 10athletes viz; namely amongst them like Amit Kumar (Triple Jump), Vinay KumarLal (400 meters World Ranking No. 2), Sunder Singh Gurjar (Javellian ThrowWorld Ranking No.1), Sandeep Chaudhary (Javellin Throw), Rohit Kumar (DiscussThrow), Arvind Kumar (Discuss Throw), Ram Pal (High Jump World Ranking No. 6)and others. They will surely prove their mettle in front of the world.” Hefurther informs, “The FMCG Brand Krishna Sai which has been launched few monthsback under SSBF being marketed by Orient Tradelink Ltd. is also contributing 5paisa from every pack of masala sold for the training and development of thesePara Athletes.”
Retired Col. Rajesh Ohol is the General Manager– Administration at Johnson Controls Hitachi Air Conditioning India Ltd. He wasalso present at the conference. He said, “We are delighted to work for a socialcause. This is a wonderful initiative by SSBF and deserves a pat on their back.Our support will help these athletes to attain international level training inall aspects.”