As part of its initiative to promote sports and inclusive development, SAIL-Bokaro Steel Plant has taken a giant step by signing a MoA (Memorandum of Agreement) with Special Olympics Bharat (SoB) for the sponsorship of the entire Indian contingent for the Special Olympics -2023 in Berlin, Germany. The MoA was signed by CRK Sudhanshu, GM (CSR-BSL) and Air Commander (Retd) LK Sharma, ED (SoB) in the presence of Amarendu Prakash, Director Incharge BSL, Executive Directors and Senior Officials of BSL , including Chief TA BS Popli . Satbir Singh Sahota, Regional Manager (SoB), Jharkhand was also present on this occasion. Addressing the special athletes present at the signing of the MoA, DIC Prakash said that SAIL-BSL and the city of Bokaro are proud to sponsor the Indian contingent at the Special Olympics in Berlin. He encouraged the special athletes to give their best performance in the Special Olympics and wished them the best. Speaking to the media later, Prakash said the move was part of SAIL-BSL’s efforts to do its part to bring children and athletes with special disabilities into society. Air Cmdr (Retd) & ED (SoB) LK Sharma and Satbir Singh Sahota, Regional Manager (SoB), Jharkhand thanked SAIL-BSL for supporting this cause and especially for sponsoring the Indian contingent in Germany .
It should be noted that this MoA involves the sponsorship of the Indian contingent comprising over 250 players as well as SoB coaches and officials at the Special Olympics in Berlin. Through this sponsorship, SAIL-BSL will cover all expenses related to the Indian contingent’s participation in the Special Olympics Berlin. COC BSL MK Dhan said that out of the total 14 matches included in the Special Olympics, the Bokaro steel plant has already hosted the national coaches camp and selection trials for badminton, cycling, football and futsal for the Special Olympics. The COC further added that BSL has focused on the areas of health promotion and sport through its CSR initiatives.
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