Bagging third national award of the year, CCL created a record in itself, when FICCI India Sports Award for "Best Company Promoting Sports (Public Sector)” was conferred during an event organised on December 11 at FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi. Minister of Sports, Govt of Odisha Tusharkanti Behera presented India Sports Award 2019 to CMD CCL Gopal Singh in presence of Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge), Kiren Rijiju, Sandip Somani, FICCI president and other eminent personalities present during the award ceremony. Theme of this year’s 9th Global Sports Summit's was Building the New India through Sports and Fitness.
"This is a true recognition of the work done by Central Coalfields Ltd for growth and development of Sports in the country. I am privileged to receive this Award on behalf of my very motivated Team," Singh said in his address.
Today’s recognition at a national platform comes after the “NCST leadership Award” in recognition of their signi?cant contribution in the ?eld of sports promotion among Scheduled Tribe (ST) children in Jharkhand and “1st National CSR Awards”, for contribution to the National Priority Areas - Promotion of Sports.
The award has been given to Central Coalfields acknowledging its efforts for promotion of sports in Jharkhand and leveraging its value for social transformation. Sports Academy, Chak De Jharkhand, Sports Tournaments, Divyang Sports are some of the model initiative, that have been worth emulating and showcases CCL’s determination for Inclusive Growth. These programs provide the right impetuous to "Khelo India" in heart of Jharkhand.
At CCL, Sport is a medium for inclusive growth with health, social, and economic benefits and freedom from poverty. These programs use sport to help children learn lifelong skills. Sport is used as a tool to reach personal and community goals. The target audiences are underprivileged section of society. Sports help them gain lifelong skills and want to do better in the classroom as well. Involvement in sports help having better cognitive functioning as well as higher grades, engagement in school, higher aspirations, and lower dropout rates. Most importantly sport is used to build bridge to bring many of these youths back into the mainstream.