Faridabad-based Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI) group, which has a reputation of patronizing sports and sports culture, is also winning recognition for the same. At the recently held 11th edition of FICCI’s Global Sports Summit, TURF 2022 and India Sports Awards of FICCI, Sarkar Talwar, Director for Sports at MREI, who is a former Ranji cricketer and a Dronacharya Awardee was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the year 2022.
At the same event, Manav Rachna International School, Sector-14 Faridabad was honoured with the ‘Best School Promoting Sports’ Award in recognition of the efforts invested in offering international-level sports facilities to students and producing competent sportspersons.
Among those who were present at the awards ceremony included Sujata Chaturvedi, Secretary (Sports), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, GoI; Sanjog Gupta, Chairperson, Sports & Youth Affairs Committee, FICCI and Head – Sports, Disney Star; Dr. Amit Bhalla, VP, MREI and Co-Chair, Sports and Youth Affairs Committee, FICCI; Manika Batra, Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awardee; Anju Bobby George, Padma Shri, Khel Ratna, and Arjuna Awardee; Gautam Gambhir, former Indian Cricketer and Lok Sabha MP; and Mithali Raj, Former Captain, Indian Women’s National Cricket Team.
Commenting on the recognition, Dr. Amit Bhalla said, “Manav Rachna has a strong sports-centric culture and curriculum that aims to harness the power of our youth. In acknowledgement of our contribution in the identification and nurturing of the sports talent of the country over the past 25 years, the prestigious Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar 2021 was bestowed upon MREI by the Honorable President of India. And the recognitions that we have been honored with at the TURF 2022, strengthen our belief in our initiatives and motivate us to provide opportunities to the youth to optimize their potential, and give the nation another set of Olympians.”