ROURKELA,17/12/18:When hockey fever is all over Odisha, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has justified its ability to won the Late Balbhaduaji Kayal National Hockey Tournament in New Delhi defeating Army Artillery Center, Nasik. This feat received by SAIL team in a week time having won the 115the All India Aga Khan Gold Hockey Tournament on 9th December, 2018. This match was tough fight between the two, SAIL team defeated Artillery Center by 2-1 goals in the final match in front of a huge crowd. Kingson Singh & Samir Ekka of SAIL team were adjourned the Man of the Match and Best Player of the tournament respectively. Before this victory SAIL team had defeated Maharashtra Police and Aurangabad team to reach quarter final. In the quarter final match this team defeated Amarvati and AOC, Secunderabad to reach final. SAIL hockey team has been producing National and Internatinal players over these years and has been consistent in performing in various national and International matches. This team is trained and groomed in Rourkela Steel Plant, SAIL. This year 2018 has been a memorable year for SAIL Hockey Academy having won various prestigious tournaments. As recently World Cup Hockey Men’s Tournament was organized in the soil of Odihsa, Birendra Lakra, an alumnus of Sail Hockey Academy(SHA) represented India. Besides, Silanand Lakra and Pankaj Rajak, cadets of the academy had done exceptionally well in Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament and Sultan Johar Cup Hockey Tournament held at Malaysia. This is not all, SHA have also won Shri Nawagarh Trophy and 8th Vindod Khandekar under 21 All India Gold Cup Hockey Tournament. The effort put in by SAIL to bring young talents in soprts is remarkable.
Talcher,17/12/18:The 16th one Day Volleyball tournament was organised by Sports Council NTPC on 16.12.2018 under CSR initiative which saw participation of 28 village teams from nearby areas of Kaniha Block.
The final of the tournament was played between village team “Takua” and “Rangabeda” in which Takua emerged as the winner.The closing ceremony was attended by Santosh James CGM NTPC Kaniha, RajatKanti Mishra CMO NTPC Kaniha hospital, D K Sahu AGM (Operation), Rajeev Agarwal AGM, and Shri KC Maharana President Sports council.
On the occasion, Volleyball Net and Ball was distributed to all the village teams for promoting of the sport. CGM Shri Santosh James congratulated the finalists ,handed over the trophies and shared that such type of Sports Meet will create a sporting atmosphere in the Rural holds.
It being a big treat for sports lovers as since last week NTPC Kaniha has been organizing series of Rural Sports events like Rural Athletic from December 14 -15 ,2018 ,Rural Volleyball on December 16,2018 & Rural Kabbadi on December 17,2018.
Employees and their family members and local sports enthusiasts have participated in large numbers to enjoy the game and encourage the players of the various tournament.
Angul, December 17, 2018:Mega cricket tournament organised by Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) CricFest 2018 has been concluded on December 15, 2017 evening with an exciting match. Extreme Team comprising players from SMS, DRI, LDP and Oxygen Plant of JSPL won the Champion’s Trophy by defeating Spartans Team comprising players from Plate Mill, Bar Mill and SSD Plant by Eight wickets. Executive Director (I/c) and Location Head of JSPL’s Angul unit Mr. Atul Misra & Mr. Suresh Kumar, ED-Maintenance graced the final match of the tournament as Chief-Guest and presented the trophies in presence of HoDs of different departments, employees and their family members and spectators from the township and local villages.
Chasing a target of 61 runs in 10 overs to win the Panther CrickFest title, Extreme achieved the target in the Final Over of the match. Mr. Nitesh Kumar of Extreme was declared Man-of-the-Match while Mr. Prabhudutta Das of Josh Team was awarded with Man-of-the-Tournament. A special prize was also given to Mr. Sonu Yadav of Spartan Team for hitting Maximum Sixes in the Final Match.
Distributing the trophies, Mr. Atul Kumar Misra, appreciated the effort of Jindal Officer’s Club and its members for organizing such kind of inter-departmental tournaments for the employees.
This Seven-day long cricket tournament played under flood-light was organised by the Jindal Officer’s Club (JOC) Angul. All the departments of JSPL participated with their best players in this Cricket Extravaganza which was inaugurated on 9th Dec, 2018. Total 17 matches were played excluding the mega final. The tournament was successfully managed by JOC Sports Committee under the active guidance of Mr. Damodar Mittal (EVP & Head Iron Making & General Secretary of JOC) and Mr. Ashish Pandey (AVP & Joint General Secretary of JOC).
Talcher,16/12/18:16th Annual Rural Sports Meet NTPC Kaniha organised by Sports Council NTPC Kaniha under the CSR Initiative of NTPC Kaniha from December 14-15,2018.The very popular annual sports event s being organised every year by the Odisha’s Largest & NTPC Second Largest Power station.
The rural athletic sports event this year saw a participation of children from 24 Schools of NTPC Kaniha ,400 school children took part in the meet. .School Students took part in the following athletics events i.e running race event of 100,200, javelin throw, long jump, shot put & discus throw. The event is an attempt to encourage sports among youth. The objective of the sports meet was to promote rural sports events and encourage hidden talent of the rural school children.
On the occasion, two girls Ms Anuja DasMohapatra, and Bishnupriya Sethi were felicitated for their outstanding contribution to Sports in Badminton and Athletics respectively.
Gobind Hansdah of Govt High school Dereng got the best athlete award in the boy's category. Bishnupriya Sethi of DAV PUBLIC SCHOOL and Jamuna Chatar of Kalpatru HIGH SCHOOL school got the best athlete award in the girls category.
Kalpatru Maa Bhairavi high school of Bijigol became the school champion and DAV public school NTPC became the runners-up.
Santosh James CGM NTPC Kaniha was the chief guest of the occasion, he congratulated all the winners for their achievements and shared that such events will have a great impact for boosting athletics in rural areas. On the occasion, KS Sarma AGM HR, KC Maharana ,Chairman, Sports Council,PK Sahu DGM HR, and other officials of NTPC including Rashmi Ranjan Satapathy ,Secretary ,Sports Council and other office bearers of the sports council were present.
Angul, 15th Dec’18:O.P. Jindal School organised its 8th Annual Sports Day today at the School premises with great jubilance. In the true spirit of sportsmanship, young athletes of the school showcased spectacular performance in various categories of sports events.
Mr. Alok Malhotra, VP, HR & ES of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd , Angul graced the occasion as Chief Guest and inaugurated the much awaited event with hoisting of the school flag. During his address, he stressed on the significant role of sports in development of the students and building for a better society. He also administered oath to the students.
Mr. Chhanda Charana Das, Principal of the School in his welcome address said “Sports plays a great role for character building and overall development of the students. He appealed the parents in gallery to encourage the learners towards their athletic achievement.
Coordinated by Dr. Abhishek Sanchora, PET, a host of sports events including Mass Drill, running race, shot put, lemon race, long jumps, high jumps, head balance, balloon bursting and so on were conducted for both boys and girls with great enthusiasm. Students of all the Houses of the School, namely Bhakti, Mukti, Riti and Shakti presented displayed excellent sporting talent in various events.
Attending the valedictory session, Mr. Yogesh M. Patel, VP - Plate Mill presented the prizes to the winners of various sporting events. Both Bhakti &Mukti House became champions of the Day, whereas RitiHouse won the Runners Up trophy and Shakti House was honoured with first prize for their performance in march-past.
Mrs. Sangeeta Sharma thanked the participants, guests, teachers, audience and students for being a part of the Annual Sports Day.
Bhubaneswar,14/12/18:Indian men’s Hockey World Cup which is going on in Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha has sought all praises for its magnificent management, lost its charm when the tournament favorites, India had lost to Netshockherland in a close match which was played in Kalinga Stadium with full spectators supporting and cheering India. India had lost this match by 2-1 from Netherland. But the match was a tough fight and Indian players had shown their skill to the optimum. Netherland the three times winner of this world cup has entered the Semi Final. Although the past record says Netherland is the favorite but having this match in Indian soil, India was the favorite. All Indians had a dream that this time India will become the champion in Indian Soil which has scattered. Fans present in the stadium were all disheartened with this performance. Nevertheless, all applaud should go to Chief Minister of the State, Naveen Patnaik for his brilliant effort to organize Hockey Men’s World Cup in Odisha. Team member and officials of all countries are fully satisfied with the preparation done by Odisha. India is now holding 5th rank in World ranking after Netherland. In overall India had played beautifully in this world cup and had given their all to perform well.
Angul, 5th Dec: Smash 2018, the mega Volleyball tournament organised by Jindal Officers Club (JOC) of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) at Sports Arena, Jindal Nagar was concluded on December 4th. Team Royal Dynamos, comprising players from HR, Central Utility, IR, ED Office and various other departments won the Trophy by defeating Josh team comprising players from CGP, RHMS, Logistics and Coal Washery in 2 – 0 sets in the exciting final match, held under floodlight.
Mr. Atul Misra, Executive Director (I/c) and Location Head of JSPL’s Angul unit, Mr. Damodar Mittal (EVP & Head - Iron Making & General Secretary JOC) and Mr. Alok Malhotra (Head-HR&ES) witnessed the final match as Chief-Guest and Guest-of-Honours respectively and presented the trophies in presence of various other department heads, employees and spectators from Jindal Nagar township and local villages.
Mr. Pravin of Power Striker won the Man of the Series (Smasher) trophy while Mr. Amar of Royal Dynamos received the Man of the Match trophy.
This Seven-day long tournament brought together selected players from about 40 different departments of JSPL and its allied companies to give their best sporting spirit under Six teams named as : Josh, Extreme, Royal Dynamos, Power Strikers, Spartans and Panther Blast.
Talcher,03/12/18:NTPC-MCL Cup organised at NTPC Kaniha in association with Sports Council on December 2,2018 at Stage II stadium of the township.
This is the 2nd year that NTPC Kaniha is organising the friendly cricket tournament for promotion of industrial relation between the PSUs.
The friendly cricket fixture was inaugurated on by Chief Guest Shri Santosh James, Chief General Manager ,NTPC Kaniha by trying a hand on the bat in the presence Shri K K Das ,GM(FM) , Shri N S Rao,GM(TS) & MCL officials.
On the occasion Shri James said “sports are necessary for maintaining fitness and it should be played with sportsmanship spirit which will make the game enjoyable. Such games should be played on regular basis for promoting healthy relation”.
In the limited 25 over match, Team NTPC Kaniha won the toss and elected to field first. MCL team scored 110/9 chasing the total Team NTPC Kaniha scored 111/4 in 16 over and won the match. Player from NTPC Kaniha ,Prasant Dsa was declared as the man of the Match by fetching four wickets.
Organisation of the match was coordinated by Shri Rashi Satpathy ,Secretary & Shri Tapanseswar Pradhan ,JointSecretary and executive members of Secretary Sports Council,NTPC Kaniha.