PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday organized a 4th Global Sports Convention-2016, celebrating the International Youth Day “Sports for All”, which was inaugurated by the President, BCCI, Mr. Anurag Thakur and presided over by the President of the PHD Chamber, Dr. Mahesh Gupta and Mrs. Neelam Pratap Rudy Chairperson, Sports Committee, PHD Chamber.
The other dignitaries who also took part on the occasion comprised Former Indian Cricket World Champion, Mr. Madan Lal, Vice Chairperson, Special Olympics Bharat, Dr. Mallika Nadda, High Commissioner of Australia to India, Ms. Harinder Sidhu, Vice President, PHD Chamber, Mr. Anil Khaitan, PHDCCI Director, Mr. Yogesh Srivastav.
The Chairperson, Sports Committee, PHD Chamber, Ms. Neelam Pratap Rudy emphasised, “That this convention provide for hosting panel discussions on creating a lifetime sporting legacy for the youth of India, suggesting ways and means for conquering challenges and optimizing opportunities in the field of sports. It will also make ways for working out policy related suggestions for the government so that the sporting becomes pervasive in India with the sole objective of attaining distinctions in all sports that India can think of”.
“With focus on sports, India would be able to promote the “Beti Paraho, Beti Khilao” campaign for their growth as well as mental and physical development, also pointing out that to promote rural sports, a corpus needs to be created”, she added.
In his welcome remarks, President, PHD Chamber, Dr. Mahesh Gupta said, “That encouragement to sports is not the responsibility of the government alone but all citizens should contribute to it.”
The 4th PHD Chamber Global Sports Convention also deliberated on variety of emerging sports issues, eliciting practical possible solutions to promote and propagate sports among all categories of human interests as also seriously work for providing a road map for a holistic development of Indian youth.
In his inaugural address, the BCCI President, Mr. Anurag Thakur said, “That the Board would offer free and clean water in all stadia to spectators as also give away 10 per cent of the seats out of their total capacities absolutely free for students during all seasons of cricketing”.
The President, BCCI also disclosed that the Board of Cricket Control would soon enter into agreement with Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) as per which the latter be obliged to create cricket facilities in their upcoming real estate projects so that the budding sports persons can make use of such facilities for their possible evaluation in the field of cricketing.
The Convention also awarded the accomplished sports person from different walks of sports for their outstanding contribution with awardees being felicitated jointly by Mr. Thakur and others such as President, PHD Chamber.