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HOTLINE: Vedanta supports sports
April 25, 2013 - 11:20 GMT
Diversified miner Vedanta Group has decided to sponsor ace Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia.
The initiative to support sports and sportsmen was started by
Vedanta 37 years ago, when its zinc-lead producing subsidiary
Hindustan Zinc built a football stadium in the Indian state of
Rajasthan in 1976.
Since then, every year, it has organised a national football
tournament, attracting more than 50,000 spectators from the
surrounding area, which has a large tribal population. The
company also has a general sports stadium in the Rajsamand
district of Rajasthan.
Archer Limba Ram, men’s power lifter Bhupendra
Vyas, women’s power lifter Mala Sukhwal, swimmer
Bhakti Sharma and volleyball player Jabbar Mohammed have been
associated with Vedanta's initiative.
Vedanta also has schemes to promote football, tennis, squash
and golf in Zambia. Oil and gas subsidiary Cairn India is a
co-sponsor of India’s hockey teams.
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