PROMOTE SPORTS UNDER CSR: SECRETARY SPORTS & YOUTH MINISTRY

PROMOTE SPORTS UNDER CSR: SECRETARY SPORTS & YOUTH MINISTRY

PROMOTE SPORTS UNDER CSR: SECRETARY SPORTS & YOUTH MINISTRY

No.PR-84
August 12, 2014
New Delhi

PROMOTE SPORTS UNDER CSR: SECRETARY SPORTS & YOUTH MINISTRY

Mr. Ajit M Sharan, Secretary Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports called upon Indian industry to come forward to undertake sponsorship to promote and propagate sports activities in the category of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.

The government has already pronounced that it’s their one of the objectives & proposition to promote of sports activities in our country as one of the CSR activities to grant concessions and tax relief to corporates, not many of them have so far come forward to support the sports, pointed out Mr. Sharan.

Inaugurating a Global Sports Convention-2014, organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Mr. Sharan said that the government examined corporates for conferment of Sports Award only yesterday and found none to applying for it. 

He urged the corporate sector, using the platform of the PHD Chamber, asking businessmen to launch sponsorship, scholarship and fellowship schemes for budding sports person so that these take to sports as path to their career and enjoy concessions and tax incentives schemes from the government.

This would be one of the ways that can lead to promotion and propagation of sports activities in India to enable the country make a mark in sports events that are also organized beyond the boundaries of the country, pointed out Mr. Sharan.

He also informed that the government was awaiting recommendations of sectorial specific sports councils to have a re-look on existing sports facilities so that each sports is driven to an extent of its potential.

Ms. Stuti Kacker, Secretary, Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in her addressed pointed out that a huge sports complex would come up somewhere in Punjab to serve the disabled sports persons to the best of their potential and passion as the government of Punjab has already sanctioned a 10 acre of land @ Rs.1 only for development of such complex as would be completed by the end of 12 five year plan.

In his welcome remarks, Mr. Sharad Jaipuria, President, PHD Chamber demanded that the government ought to treat sports in the preferential category so that it is promoted world over to make India a mark in this field also.

Among other who participated in the Convention comprised Mr. Madan Lal, former Cricketer & Coach, Indian Cricket Team; Ms. Sunita Godara, Asian Marathon Champion & President, Health Fitness Society; Mr. Satish Girotra, Chairman, Culture & Sports Committee, PHD Chamber and Mr. Saurabh Sanyal, Executive Director, PHD Chamber.
ENDS
Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)