Mumbai, Aug 11 (FN Agency) IndusInd Bank on Wednesday announced that 21 of its supported para-athletes who are part of the Bank’s ‘Para Champions Programme’ (In collaboration with the GoSports Foundation) will represent the country at the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games, to be held in Tokyo between August 24 and September 5. These 21 athletes comprise nearly 40 percent of the overall Indian contingent who will compete with the best in the world across disciplines such as javelin throw, shooting, swimming, archery, badminton, high jump and more. ”It is a matter of great pride to witness 21 of the Bank’s supported Para Champions represent India at the Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo,” said Sanjeev Anand, Head – Commercial & Rural Banking and In-charge of IndusInd for Sports, IndusInd Bank. ‘
‘We shall now wait to see them take centre stage with some of the best para-athletes across the globe, and wish them the very best for all their endeavours thereafter. Through our partnership with the GoSports Foundation, we aim to keep supporting all our para-athletes by providing them with necessary resources in their quest to bring more laurels for the country,” he added. The following para-athletes (supported by the Bank), will represent India at 2020 Summer Paralympic Games: Sumit (Javelin Throw), Deepender Singh (Shooting), Varun Singh Bhati (Javelin Throw), Ekta Bhyan (Club Throw), Manish Narwal (Shooting), Avani Lekhara (Shooting), Suyash Jadhav (Swimming), Parul Parmar (Badminton), Rakesh Kumar (Archery), Pramod Bhagat (Badminton), Sandeep Chaudhary (Javelin Throw), Tarun Dhillon (Badminton), Sharad Kumar (High Jump), Rampal Chahar (High Jump), Amit Kumar Saroha (Club Throw), Dharambir (Club Throw), Jyoti Baliyan (Archery), Jaideep (Powerlifting) Manoj Sarkar (Badminton), Suhas Yathiraj (Badminton), Niranjan Mukundan (Swimming) .
The Bank, through ‘IndusInd for Sports’ – its non-banking sports vertical supports programmes, under the Corporate Social Responsibility Act. 2013, that straddle the worlds of women athletes, able-bodied rural champions as well as elite para-athletes, with the sole purpose of bringing out the best in each of them. Para Champions Programme was launched in the financial year 2015-2016 in partnership with the GoSports Foundation, with an objective to support para-athletes across various sports disciplines. The programme currently supports 43 para-athletes across 7 disciplines from 14 states across the country by helping them fulfil their nutrition, fitness & conditioning, medical support as well as domestic & international training requirements.