The FICCI India Sports Awards 2019, attempted by FICCI in order to recognize the contribution of sports people and stakeholders that deliver great results during the year, has been presented to Railway Sports Promotion Board under the category of Best Company Promoting Sports on 11th December, 2019 at New Delhi.
The FICCI India Sports Awards 2019 have been conferred by a jury headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal, Retired Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court. The event was graced by Hon’ble Minister of Sports, Government of Odisha Shri Tusharkanti Behera and senior Government and Industry representatives.
Railway Sports Promotion Board has been awarded for its immense contribution in the field of providing sports eco-system within the organization for the budding sports athletes to nurture and expose themselves to their optimum limits and bring laurels to the nation.
It is important for any Sports entity to bring a friendly policy for developing the sports infrastructure and give all possible support to fulfil the needs of athletes so that they may be able to compete internationally and achieve greater success and performance in sports. Indian Railways, apart from serving the nation in terms of traffic transportation, has also been contributing in the field of Indian Sports as a social initiative.
Indian Railways has not only participated in a number of national and international tournaments but has also contributed to encourage sports by way of hosting various national and international championships, the latest being the World Railways Cycling Championship, National Weightlifting Championship and recently concluded National Cycling Championship. Continuing with its tradition, Railway Sports Promotion Board will host National Handball Championship for Women in New Delhi during the current month.
Indian Railways have reformed old sports policies and is striving to make it dynamic to meet rising expectations from time to time. Indian Railways have liberalized its Sports Recruitment Policy including Out of Turn Promotions, Cash Awards and other incentives to the talented players, coaches and supporting staff.
It is a matter of pride for Indian Railways that Railway Sports Promotion Board is replete with 23 Padamshree, 166 Arjuna Awardees, 11 Dhyanchand, 9 Dronacharya and 6 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardees which is a rare feat for any sports organisation in India.