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IndusInd Bank supported para-athletes qualify for 2020 Summer Paralympic Games, Tokyo

IndusInd Bank supported para-athletes qualify for 2020 Summer Paralympic Games, Tokyo





• The Bank supports 43 para-athletes under its ‘Para Champions’ Programme, in collaboration with GoSports Foundation



• 21 of the supported athletes will represent the country in Tokyo, comprising nearly 40% of the overall Indian contingent.



Mumbai, August 12, 2021: IndusInd Bank believes in the inclusive and transformational power of sports. The Bank, through ‘IndusInd for Sports’ – its non-banking sports vertical supports programmes, under the Corporate Social Responsibility Act. 2013, that straddle the worlds of women athletes, able-bodied rural champions as well as elite para-athletes, with the sole purpose of bringing out the best in each of them.



As a testament to its effort at encouraging athletes to compete at the highest level, IndusInd Bank is proud to announce that 21 of its supported para-athletes who are part of the Bank’s ‘Para Champions Programme’ (In collaboration with the GoSports Foundation) will represent the country at the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo between August 24 – September 5, 2021.



These 21 athletes comprise nearly 40% of the overall Indian contingent who will compete with the best in the world across disciplines such as Javelin throw, Shooting, Swimming, Archery, Badminton, High jump and more.



Speaking on the qualifications, Mr. Sanjeev Anand, Head – Commercial & Rural Banking and In-charge of IndusInd for Sports, IndusInd Bank said, “It is a matter of great pride to witness 21 of the Bank’s supported Para Champions represent India at the Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo. In fact, 40% of the overall contingent that will represent the country are part of this programme, which itself, is a momentous achievement. We shall now wait to see them take centre stage with some of the best para-athletes across the globe, and wish them the very best for all their endeavours thereafter. Through our partnership with the GoSports Foundation, we aim to keep supporting all our para-athletes by providing them with necessary resources in their quest to bring more laurels for the country. We do hope that the initiative goes on to inspire many others by bridging social barriers, building social acceptance and creating circles of excellence in the years to come.”



The following para-athletes (supported by the Bank) will represent India at 2020 Summer Paralympic Games:

Sr. No.

Athlete

Sport

Sr. No.

Athlete

Sport

1.

Sumit

Para -Javelin Throw

12.

Deepender Singh

Para -Shooting

2.

Varun Singh Bhati

Para – Javelin Throw

13.

Ekta Bhyan

Para – Club Throw

3.

Manish Narwal

Para -Shooting

14.

Avani Lekhara

Para -Shooting

4.

Suyash Jadhav

Para - Swimming

15.

Parul Parmar

Para - Badminton

5.

Rakesh Kumar

Para - Archery

16.

Pramod Bhagat

Para - Badminton

6.

Sandeep Chaudhary

Para – Javelin Throw

17.

Tarun Dhillon

Para - Badminton

7.

Sharad Kumar

Para – High Jump

18.

Rampal Chahar

Para – High Jump

8.

Amit Kumar Saroha

Para – Club Throw

19.

Dharambir

Para – Club Throw

9.

Jyoti Baliyan

Para - Archery

20.

Jaideep

Para - Powerlifting

10.

Manoj Sarkar

Para - Badminton

21.

Suhas Yathiraj

Para - Badminton

11.

Niranjan Mukundan

Para - Swimming

 

 

 


About the Para Champions Programme:
Launched in the financial year 2015-2016 in partnership with the GoSports Foundation, with an objective to support para-athletes across various sports disciplines. The programme currently supports 43 para-athletes across 7 disciplines from 14 states across the country by helping them fulfil their nutrition, fitness & conditioning, medical support as well as domestic & international training requirements. The programme also takes care of expenses incurred towards coaching, competition fee, sports science, daily living expenses, equipment & gear, apparel, mentorship, among others.  This programme is a stunning example of what diversity and inclusion through sports should look like.  The narrative of para-sports has moved forward ever since the Rio Paralympics, and now entering its sixth term, the programme is also in alignment with several objectives of the SDGs to ensure sustainability and larger impact. Under this programme, the para-athletes have won a total of 615 medals until June 2021.
 
About IndusInd for Sports:


IndusInd for Sports – a non-banking Sports vertical was launched in 2016. It drives on the philosophy of diversity, differentiation and domination through its initiatives that aim at exciting, educating and engaging stakeholders using sports. This directly impacts the three most important pillars i.e. customers, employees and the community. IndusInd For Sports is championing the cause of sports excellence by supporting 600+ athletes (able-bodied and para-athletes) under 5 different programmes.
 
About IndusInd Bank


IndusInd Bank, which commenced operations in 1994, caters to the needs of both consumer and corporate customers. Its technology platform supports multi-channel delivery capabilities. As on June 30, 2021, IndusInd Bank has Branches 2,015/ Banking Outlet and 2,870 ATMs spread across 760 geographical locations of the country. The Bank also has representative offices in London, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Bank believes in driving its business through technology. It enjoys clearing bank status for both major stock exchanges - BSE and NSE - and major commodity exchanges in the country, including MCX, NCDEX and NMCE. IndusInd Bank was included in the NIFTY 50 benchmark index on April 1, 2013.
 
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