Gachibowli: Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (Kotak) and Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (Foundation) to build world-class badminton training centre at the Pullela Gopichand Academy located in Gachibowli, Telangana.
Under its CSR Programme in Sports, Kotak has collaborated with Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation to develop a state-of-the-art badminton training centre, a sports science centre, a coach certification programme and fellowship programmes for coaches and players for advanced training of champion players as well as to cater to talented aspirants from underprivileged communities.
The upcoming badminton centre will comprise six air-conditioned badminton courts with advanced infrastructure, amenities and international-standard coaches to help players maximise and realise their true potential.
Pullela Gopichand, Chairman, Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation and Chief National Coach, Badminton Association of India said, “To develop world champions in any sport, a sportsperson’s ability, passion and determination to succeed is of utmost importance. Under Kotak’s CSR Programme in Sports, we are enhancing the infrastructure and programmes at the academy.”
” Through the programme, we intend to help the development of our coaches and players so as to sustain and further accelerate the growth of Indian badminton at the world level.”, he said
Rohit Rao, Head – Corporate Responsibility & CSR, Kotak Mahindra Group said, “Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation will further strengthen efforts to train, mentor and produce world-class badminton players from India.”