Jindal Sports Hostel, First Of Its Kind In Odisha’s Keonjhar, Inaugurated At Barbil

Joda/Barbil: Jindal Steel & Power Chairman Naveen Jindal and JSP Foundation Chairperson Shallu Jindal on Sunday inaugurated Jindal Sports Hostel at Soyabali in Odisha’s Keonjhar district.

The hostel, first of its kind in Keonjhar, has been established by JSP Foundation, the social arm of Jindal Steel & Power to promote rural sports talents.

The sports hostel will provide state-of-the-art residential facility to 60 selected children to excel in sports and education.

“Sports is about discipline, hard work, and teamwork… it is about developing character and learning to overcome challenges. This sports hostel reflects our commitment to provide opportunities for young people from underprivileged backgrounds to excel in sports and education. It is a place where they can be provided with holistic nourishment to learn and grow,” said Naveen.

“I am confident that the young people who stay here will go on to win laurels for India. They will become champions, role models, and leaders,” he added.

Shallu said JSP Foundation believes education and sports are essential for the development of youths.

“This hostel is another step forward by JSP Foundation towards creating a more prosperous and equitable India by providing equitable opportunities to underprivileged students. The hostel will nurture the sports and education career of residents by providing them with the best of the facilities, nutrition, coaching, schooling and skilling,” she said, assuring all children of the tribal-predominant region of Barbil with all-round support in the field of sports and education.

The hostel is equipped with comfortable accommodation, modern sports equipment, fourth generation gymnasium and sports training facility with dedicated coaches.

The inaugural ceremony and Pravesh Utsav of the hostel were conducted by JSP’s President & Group Head CSR Prashant Hota.

JSP’s Head Raw Material & Slurry Pipeline Ashish Pandey, Barbil Unit Head Purushotha M D, Unit Head (Kasia Mines) Pramod Kumar Patra, Unit Head (Tensa Mines) Kamalakanta Nanda, HR Head Ashish Mohanty, Barbil’s CSR Head Vargil Lakra, Martial Arts coach Pankaj Mahanta, children, their guardians, other company officials and community leaders from nearby villages were present on the occasion.

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