News Update/ Press Release
An initiative for the athletes in making
India,3rd September, 2021- HCL Foundation (HCLF), the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of HCL Technologies, has flagged off a Sports for change (SFC) team Bus in Chennai, Tamil Nadu under its flagship program Sports for Change. The SFC team bus will enable students to travel and participate in competitions, attend coaching and training around the city. Furthermore, the bus will also help to promote campaigns and spread awareness about sports in the communities and schools.
The ‘Sports For Change’ team bus was flagged off by Ms. Nidhi Pundhir, Director HCL Foundation and Mr. Alvin Raj, Inspector of Police, Kannagi Nagar, at the Kannagi Nagar Playground in Chennai in the presence of Fr. Leo, Director Don Bosco Anbu Illam, Mr. Mohan Kumar Raja, Indian Olympic Athlete. Mr. Bopanna, International Basketball Player and Mr. Gold M Rajendran, Joint Secretary, Tamil Nadu Amateur Kabaddi Association of Tamil Nadu. During the event, sports achievers were felicitated from HCL Foundation’s Sports for Change initiative.
HCL Foundation under its Sports for Change special initiative aims at enabling balanced participation, excellence and holistic development through a high-quality and inclusive sporting experience for children and youth from disadvantaged communities. The aim of Sports for Change, is to promote grass root sports among the young talents from the most difficult circumstance and deserving communities.
Sports for Change, HCL Foundation’s special initiative, works toward achieving the following objectives:
- Harnessing the positive transformative potential of sports by bridging the access-gap and promoting participation in sports at the grassroots (right to play)
- Promoting play or sports at grassroots, youth to help achieve larger development goals (linking sports with development outcomes)
- Empowering young leaders from disadvantaged communities by channelizing their energy toward play and sports (creating role models)
Since its inception in 2015 as a volunteer-led initiative in Chennai, HCL Foundation’s Sports for Change has supported 21,000+ athletes across India.