On National Sports Day, Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, pledges to strengthen grassroots sporting culture with the participation of young talent from local communities in and around its areas of operations. In pursuit of this aim, Vedanta Aluminium has been actively supporting several sports formats, events and training programs in Jharsuguda, Lanjigarh (Kalahandi district) and nearby areas.
Sports being integral to holistic development of the youth, the company is providing youngsters from local communities with the required infrastructure and training to pursue their passion. Parallelly, it is also building the ecosystem for increasing representation from rural communities in the national sporting arena.
Commemorating National Sports Day at Jharsuguda, a football skills & techniques demonstration was organized for youngsters in partnership with the Ardor Football Academy, an accredited academy of All India Football Federation (AIFF) for Odisha.
Following this, three football matches were organized between the teams of Maa Samaleshwari Nagar, Baghiamal, Banjari and Kurebaga villages in Jharsuguda district. The winning team was Maa Samaleshwari Nagar, while the runner up team hailed from Kurebaga.