JSPL Foundation promoted rural sports talents win medals in National Championship

Kick-Boxing & Wushu team wins 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals in 15th Sub Junior National Wushu Championship-2016

IndiaCSR News Network

Keonjhar / Bhubaneswar:  The rural sport talents of Barbil & Sialijoda in Keonjhar district supported & promoted by JSPL Foundation, the CSR arm of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), have once again excelled in National Level Championship.

CSR of JSPL and Sport Promotoin in OdishaCSR of JSPL in OdishaThe Kick-Boxing and Wushu team comprising the rural sports talents of Sialijoda Village under Deojhar Gram Panchyat in Joda Block of Keonjhar district have bagged Two Silver and Two Bronze medals in the 15th Sub-Junior National Wushu Championship-2016 held at Patanjali, Haridwar Uttarakhand from 27 – 30 March 2016, organised by Uttarakhand Wushu Association.

A team of 12 students, comprising eight students from Sialijoda village and four from Barbil represented in the National Wushu Championship-2016. While Krishna Munda, studying in from Sialijoda and Bapi Chatterjee from Barbil have bagged one silver medal each, Manju Munda and Kirtimayee Munda have won Bronze medals in this National Championship.

The winners were given grand welcome at Deojhar Railway Station by JSPL Foundation, local leaders & sports lovers.

Congratulating the sports icons of Barbil & Deojhar, EVP & Unit Head T S Shanbhogue said, “It is a matter of pride for Barbil and JSPL Foundation that the rural talents have won laurels in the National Championship. This shows rural students, given an opportunity, can shine in global competitions. I wish all the best to the team and hope they will bring more medal at global competitions”.

It may be noted here that about 80 tribal students (boys and girls from age group of 7 -14 years) from the villages of Deojhar panchayat are learning and practicing Kick-Boxing and Wushu under Coach Pankaj Mahanta over the past six years at Sialijoda. JSPL Foundation Barbil have been promoting these popular sports among tribal youth by providing all sort of infrastructure and coaching facilities for the rural sports talents to shine in National and International level. These talents have also participated in many National Level championships and brought laurels.