Sahara India Pariwar felicitates Indian champion shooters for bringing fame to India at 50th ISSF World Shooting Championship, Munich
Felicitation incentives of Rs. 5 lac to Tejaswini Sawant, Rs. 5 lac to Gagan Narang; and 3 lac to Asher Noria
Lucknow, August 17, 2010: Sahara India Pariwar, the prime promoter and patron of sports in India, today felicitated Indian shooters Ms. Tejaswini Sawant, Mr. Gagan Narang and Mr. Asher Noria, who made India proud by winning medals at the prestigious 50th International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Shooting Championship held at Munich, Germany. In the grand felicitation ceremony, organized at Sahara Shaher Lucknow, Saharasri Subrata Roy Sahara, Managing Worker and Chairman, Sahara India Pariwar, in presence of Mr. Avtar Singh Sethi, Officiating President, National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), gave appreciation certificates other than an incentive of Rs. 5 lac to Ms. Tejaswini Sawant, Rs. 5 lac to Mr. Gagan Narang; and Rs. 3 lac to Mr. Asher Noria.
At the 50th ISSF World Shooting Championship held at Munich, Ms. Tejaswini Sawant won Gold medal in the 50 meter rifle prone event, Mr. Gagan Narang won Bronze medal in the 10 meter air rifle event and he also became the first Indian to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Moreover Mr. Asher Noria clinched gold in the men's junior double trap event of the prestigious ISSF World Shooting Championship at Munich.
Sahara India Pariwar, along with Indian Boxing, Wrestling, and Archery had earlier adopted Indian Shooting. Towards this, Sahara India Pariwar along with the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) identified 15 shooters including many upcoming ones who are being provided support till after the Olympics at London in 2012. These shooters are part of pool of 56 sportsmen in these four games to which the group is providing support until after London Olympics 2012.
While felicitating the shooters, Mr. Subrata Roy Sahara, Managing Worker and Chairman, Sahara India Pariwar said, "We take great pleasure in offering our warmest congratulations to all the shooters who kept the Indian flag high at the prestigious 50th ISSF World Championship 2010 held at Munich. May they continue to win fresh laurels for the country in the international sporting arena and be a beacon of hope and a fountain of inspiration as they lift the spirits of the entire Indian sporting fraternity. Indeed, their sporting triumph has spread happiness all around".
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Tejaswini Sawant said, "I am grateful to Saharasri Ji and Sahara India Pariwar for encouraging and motivating me through this association for better performance in the upcoming prestigious meet."
Mr. Gagan Narang said, "My heartfelt thanks to Saharasri ji and Sahara India Pariwar for recognizing my bronze medal win at the World Championship. This is my first major feat that is being recognised by a sponsor and I hope this is just a beginning. Also, with the number of medals up for grabs this year, you will see me more often."
Mr. Asher Noria though could not make it to the ceremony, conveyed, "Though I could not make it to the ceremony, I would like to thank Saharasri Ji and Sahara India Pariwar for supporting the sport of shooting and the shooting sportsperson. The support of Sahara India Pariwar has always propelled me to deliver my best."
Expressing his gratitude, Mr. Avtar Singh Sethi, Officiating President, NRAI Said, " On behalf of NRAI and myself, I am thankful to Saharasri Ji for extending all possible assistance to our shooters and NRAI for promotion of shooting sport. It is because of Sahara's support that our shooters have done extremely well and have won 2 Gold and 1 Bronze Medal and 2 Quota Places during the World Championship and inspire the leading shooters to bring more laurels to the nations during the forthcoming Commonwealth games and the London Olympics."
About Sahara India Pariwar
Sahara India Pariwar is a major business conglomerate in India with operations in multiple sectors, including financial services, housing finance, mutual funds, life insurance, city development, real estate activities, print and television media, film production, sports, information technology, health care, tourism, hospitality and consumer products.
The sponsor of Indian Cricket and Hockey, Sahara India Pariwar, had earlier, adopted Indian Boxing, Wrestling and Archery and very recently, Indian Shooting in addition to covering support of a total of 56 sportsmen in these four games until after London Olympics 2012. The group, in order to uplift sports at domestic and grass root level, supports the legendary Calcutta Football League, Sheesh Mahal Cricket Tournament and many other sports at the national, state and district levels. The group has extended its sponsorship to the Uttar Pradesh senior cricket team which represents the state in Ranji and all other domestic tournaments. Earlier, in the year 2009, Sahara had initiated 'The Sahara Indian Sports Awards' with an intention to bring together all sports, including those which are very popular and also those which are not so popular, together on a common platform to recognize and honour the achievements of Indian sportspersons who have taken the pride of the nation to the highest level and kept the tricolor flying high. The awards are aimed to provide a forum of encouragement to young sporting talents and motivate them to bring laurels to the nation and sports. Recently, the Sahara Group, under its company Sahara Adventure Sports Limited, has bagged the franchise for Pune IPL team by making the highest bid ever in IPL. The unveiling of the logo identity of the team was witnessed by a huge gathering of more than 40,000 enthusiastic crowds.
Encouraging talented sportspersons individually, league or team level
Sahara India Pariwar has always encouraged sportspersons through rewards, incentives and by associating with talented sportspersons in the company. Sahara India Pariwar felicitated the entire Indian Hockey Team, including both the players and the officials, on winning the Asia Cup - 2003 for the first time. Each member was awarded with a cash reward of Rs. 1, 51,000 in a glittering ceremony. Sahara India Pariwar also felicitated the winners of the commonwealth games - 2002 for their outstanding performances in a glittering ceremony in Delhi. Each medal winner was rewarded with a gold medallion with chain, practice kit and cash reward amounting to a total of Rs. 1.54 crore. The scholarships provided have facilitated sportspersons like Ms. Anju George, Ms. Anjali Bhagwat and Shri Abhinav Bindra amongst others to excel in their respective fields. This was much before Mr. Abhinav Bindra brought laurels to the nation by winning India's first individual gold in Olympics.
SIn addition to this, Sahara has supported Sports persons who have participated and excelled in sports events held in foreign countries. Many sports greats are closely knitted with Sahara India Pariwar and their association is one which the Pariwar cherishes.
In addition to this, Sahara has supported Sports persons who have participated and excelled in sports events held in foreign countries. Many sports greats are closely knitted with Sahara India Pariwar and their association is one which the Pariwar cherishes.