Coal India bags coveted Sports Award for 2015
Coal India Limited (CIL), the Maharatna coal mining CPSU, bagged the coveted ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2015’ award in recognition of its contribution in the field of ‘encouragement to sports through Corporate Social Responsibility’.
President of India Pranab Mukherjee handed over the award to Coal India Limited chairman Sutirtha Bhattacharya who received it on behalf of CIL on <g data-gr-id="21">August29</g> in a formal function in Rashtrapati Bhavan in national Capital.
Coal India Limited and its subsidiaries are actively associated with promotion and development of sports within and outside the organisation for <g data-gr-id="17">development</g> of human capital. The company promotes rural sports in and around the areas of its operations.
Coal India Limited as principal partner sponsor contributed Rs 4 Crore towards Hockey Champions Trophy held at Bhubaneshwar from December 6-12 last year.
The Odisha-based CIL subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields Limited paid the sponsorship amount. Further, Coal India Limited was also the title sponsor of the ‘National Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2015’ held at Bangalore from April 14 to 18 contributing Rs 15 Lakhs towards the cause.