Thursday, 26 April 2018 | PNS | Dehradun– After the successful campaign at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, ONGC has now set its sight on the Jakarta Asian Games, 2018 and the Tokyo Olympics 2020. ONGC sportspersons bagged 13 medals including five Gold, three Silver and five Bronze, contributing to the 66 medal tally of Team India. ONGC had sent a contingent of 21 sportspersons to Gold Coast to represent India in various game disciplines. The reason behind the high success ratio of ONGC players at the highest international level is the special focus that ONGC gives to the budding talent of the country. Each year, the company sends selected sportspersons on specialised training abroad at its own cost based on recommendation from the respective sports federations. In addition, the progress of the athletes is monitored at each stage in tandem with the sports federations. The objective is to help the athletes perform better at the international level. ONGC Chairman and Managing Director Shashi Shanker said that promoting sports and sportspersons is a priority area for ONGC. Congratulating the sportspersons who represented India at the Gold Coast CWG, Shanker said that all possible support will be provided so that ONGC sportspersons can bring laurels in the ensuing Jakarta Asian Games 2018 and the Tokyo Olympics 2020. He informed that ONGC has 171 active sportspersons on its rolls representing the country at international level. Building of sports infrastructure, training in country and abroad, providing necessary kits and instruments, endowing scholarship support and sponsoring young talents to achieve the next level in their respective sports disciplines are important focus areas for ONGC.

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