Bajaj Electricals Ltd. donates Kabaddi Mat to Central Sports Academy Abhinav Dnyan Mandir to promote sporting activity among kids

Through donation of Kabbadi mat around 200 kids will be able to practice the home grown sport

Mumbai, January 21, 2018: Bajaj Electricals Ltd., India’s leading player in consumer durables, fans, lighting and engineering projects company donated Kabaddi mat to the Central Sports Academy Abhinav Dnyan Mandir, Karjat. The event is facilitated by Pro Kabaddi League and through this donation Bajaj Electricals aims to promote sporting talent & improving physical and mental well-being of around 200 kids. The school received the Kabaddi mat by Mr. Anuj Poddar, Executive Director– Bajaj Electricals Limited.

Originated in India, Kabaddi has been one of the most popular games in India played on various levels and with the advent of Pro Kabaddi League in 2014, the sport has become a mainstream sporting activity in the country. The sport not only requires rigorous physical activity but also focused approach which helps improving mental fitness. Kabaddi is proven to improve stamina, speed, agility, multitasking ability, overcoming fears, presence of mind, concentration and self esteem. With these physical and mental benefits, Kabaddi is one of the quintessential games for school going kids to help them tackle daily life difficulties and achieve success.

Commenting on the occasion Mr. Anuj Poddar, Executive Director, Bajaj Electricals Ltd. said, “Kabaddi is truly a sport with pan India appeal and connects to every age group, resonating with what we stand for as a brand. Bajaj Electricals as a company and Bajaj as a group are known to be socially responsible and believe in giving back to the society. Bajaj Group supports more than 5400 students through its initiative - ‘Krida Vikas’, which caters to 15 schools. We thank Pro Kabaddi League and Star Sports for facilitating Bajaj Electricals to donate Kabaddi mat to one of these schools. Through the mat donation to Central Sports Academy Abhinav Dnyan Mandir – Karjat, we are encouraging children to take up this incredible team game and we hope to see many Kabaddi champions emerging from the school.”

Anupam Goswami, League Commissioner, Vivo Pro Kabaddi commented, “A sport can only grow if the partners associated with it actively work and invest in growing public and community engagement with the sport. We are glad that Bajaj Electricals and Star Sports will handover this Kabaddi mat for enthusiastic use by the students of Central Sports Academy Abhivan Dnyan Mandir, Karjat. I look forward to champions emerging from the same mat in the near future”

Bajaj Electricals Limited has been a responsible corporate citizen of India and contributes fairly in the development of society at large. Company’s CSR activities are based on four crucial pillars – Diversity and Inclusion, Employee Volunteering, Community Initiatives and Sustainability. Apart from promoting health in school kids, the company is also helping underprivileged kids in their education and building a sustainable environment for them.

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