Odisha: OMC Conferred With Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar 2023
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) was on Tuesday conferred the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2023 in the category ‘Encouragement to Sports through Corporate Social Responsibility’.
Managing Director, OMC, Balwant Singh received the award from President Droupadi Murmu at a specially organised function at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
With the encouragement and support of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, towards sports and by following his visionary statement “Sports for Youth, Youth for Future”, OMC has supported the Sports and Youth Services Department for the overall development of sports in the state. It has contributed significantly to Hockey India over the past five years and committed for the next ten years towards the immediate and long-term development of hockey in India. Another impactful initiative is the contribution of 3% of its net profit to the Sports and Youth Services Department for sports development in Odisha.
The corporation has also given employment to 12 sportspersons, supported budding athletes, facilitated infrastructure development across the state, and nurtured talent within local communities.
The ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar’ is awarded by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports to corporate entities in the private and public sectors, Sports Control Boards, NGOs, and sports bodies at the state and national levels, recognising their visible role in sports promotion and development.