Chennai: Indian Bank has signed an MOU and partnered with Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) as one of the Banking Partners ahead of the Paralympic Games, Tokyo 2020, scheduled to commence from the 24th of August 2021. The Bank, through its year-long association with PCI, will provide financial assistance, in an endeavor to support the Paralympic athletes prepare for the coveted sporting events in the domestic arena as well as global platforms for a year.
Dr. Deepa Malik, President, PCI, and Ravindra Singh, Field General Manager (Delhi), Indian Bank emphasized while signing the MOU that the resources offered by the bank will be channelized towards meeting the requirements of the Indian Para-athletes ranging from their training, nutrition, equipment, certifications to name a few. Timely financial aid provided to these sportspersons will encourage them to focus their efforts on the game and win laurels for the country.
On this occasion, Padmaja Chunduru, MD&CEO, Indian Bank, said, “We are delighted to have partnered with PCI to work towards promoting the Paralympic ecosystem and making resources available for differently-abled athletes in our nation. Even though the Paralympic movement is at a nascent stage in India, several young and talented athletes have been training rigorously to represent India in an international arena. It is our belief that this initiative will empower many athletes to take up sports as a career without experiencing any dearth of resources. At Indian Bank, we have always strived to maintain an inclusive environment and supported employees who have exhibited a flair for sports.”