From L to R: Soumyadeep Roy, P Kashyap,
Mr. B M Bansal, Rushmy Chakraborty, K Shamini,
IndianOil's sportstars who won medals at the Commonwealth Games(CWG) in Delhi, were felicitated and given cash prizes in the presence of Mr. Murli Deora, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Mr. Jitin Prasada, Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Mr. S Sundareshan, Secretary, MoP&NG, Mr. B. M. Bansal, Chairman, IndianOil and Mr. R S Sharma, CMD, ONGC and President, Petroleum Sports Promotion Board(PSPB).
While the CWG gold medal winners were given a trophy and a cheque of Rs. 10 lakh, the silver medal winners were presented with a trophy and a cheque of Rs. 7.5 lakh. The Bronze medal winners were given a trophy with a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh. The IndianOil sportstars who won prizes included Sharath Kamal (Table Tennis), Soumyadeep Roy (Table Tennis), Ms. K Shamini (Table Tennis), P Kashyap (Badminton), Ms. Aparna Balan (Badminton), Ms. Rushmy Chakravorty (Tennis), Rajpal Singh (Hockey), Bharat Chhikar (Hockey) and Dharamveer Singh (Hockey).
The public sector oil & gas companies came together under the PSPB banner to honour and reward the 101 Indian medal winners who brought laurels to the country at the Commonwealth Games. They have together contributed Rs. 10 crore with IndianOil contributing the highest at Rs. 3.1 crore in rewarding the star sportspersons.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sundareshan praised the efforts of the medal winners and said, "Participation is the key to success. Winning is the prime goal but striving towards one's target is also important." At the high-profile event organised by the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) yesterday, Mr. S. Bhargava, Add. Secretary MoP&NG, and legendary Indian Cricketer Kapil Dev were also present.