You are here: Home » News-IANS » Sports
Business Standard

IFSG to support 13 promising athletes

Human Interest

IANS  |  Mumbai 

The Indian Federation of Gaming (IFSG) on Wednesday launched its athlete support programme 'Stars of Tomorrow' (SOT), which will help 13 promising athletes.

The programme has been created to identify and support India's future sporting talent in diverse non-mainstream such as sailing, squash, tennis, swimming and golf.

As many as 168 entries were received from across the country, and after a rigorous selection process led by GoSports, who are the 'Implementation Partner' of this initiative, 13 talented athletes have been selected to be a part of IFSG's Stars of Tomorrow programme.

Dream11 Foundation, the primary contributor to this programme, has pledged Rs.3 crores to support IFSG's cause.

The event was graced by Principal Secretary (Maharashtra Chief Minister's Office) Bhushan Gagrani, veteran boxer Mary Kom, ex-Chief Administration Officer of BCCI and Advisor-IFSG Ratnakar Shetty, among others.

Felicitating the athletes at the event, Mary Kom said. "I am happy to be associated with IFSG's initiative as I feel that for India to truly become a sporting nation and be seen as a strong contender in the international arena, support needs to be given not only for team but also to individual sports."

Launching the Stars of Tomorrow programme, John Loffhagen, President, IFSG, said: "Inspired by the Indian Sports Ministry's efforts and initiatives, IFSG wants to facilitate and contribute towards building India as a great sporting nation."



(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 15:44 IST