JSP Receives Social Impact Award 2024 For Sports Welfare Initiatives

Bhubaneswar: Jindal Steel & Power (JSP) has been recognised with the prestigious Social Impact Award 2024 in Best Sports Welfare Initiative category.

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Indradyumna Datta, Group Chief Digital Officer of the leading steelmaking company, received the award last week from Sandeep Malhotra, ACP Cyber Cell, Crime Branch, Delhi.

Inspired by the company’s Chairman Naveen Jindal, its social arm JSP Foundation has taken several steps in promoting sports initiatives to empower the youth, encourage diversity and enable local youngsters to win laurels for the state and country.

“At JSP, we believe in the transformative potential of sports in inspiring, empowering, and uniting people. We have initiated various programmes for the development of sports in rural and tribal areas, with an emphasis on helping disadvantaged athletes reach their full potential. This award will further motivate us to continue our efforts in fostering and promoting future sports talents,” JSP Foundation Chairperson Shallu Jindal said.

JSP nurtures and trains young talents in various sports like wushu, kabbadi, archery, football and cricket.

The company has nourished 25,000 sporting talents across the country, mainly in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, including 5,000 budding talents in hockey in Sundargarh.

The company provides advanced sports infrastructure, nutrition and training to help the youths develop and participate in national and international tournaments. Several boys and girls promoted by JSP have won medals in national and international sports events.

JSP Foundation has constructed 10 playgrounds, two sports complexes and stadiums, and one sports hostel for underprivileged sportspersons.

The Sports Hostel in Barbil nurtures tribal and underprivileged sporting talents by providing free accommodation, nutrition, education in English-medium schools, and intensive sports coaching.

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