JODA/BARBIL, MAY 12, 2023
Sweta Rani Mahanta who brought laurels for Odisha and Joda-Barbil region by winning gold medal at the Moscow Wushu Stars 2023 International Tournament, was felicitated by Jindal Steel & Power Barbil Pellet Plant Unit Head Purushotham MD at the plant auditorium, on Friday.
Mahanta has been trained and nurtured by JSP Foundation, the social arm of Jindal Steel & Power.
On the occasion, the Unit Head interacted with Mahanta and other Wushu players present on the occasion, as well as with the Coach Pankaj Kumar Mahanta, and received their feedback regarding training facilities, food & nutrition, sports infrastructures etc. provided by JSP Foundation.
Head (HR & ES) Sarat Kishore Panda, Head (F&A) Arijit Biswas, Head (CSR) Vargil Lakra and other departmental heads were present in the event.
Addressing the gathering, Purushotham said, “I congratulate Ms Mahanta for this great performance at an international platform. Such achievements encourage us to think and work harder towards betterment of sports infrastructure for young talents of this region.”
In his message on the occasion, Raw Materials & Slurry Pipeline Head Ashish Pandey said, “At the outset, I congratulate and also appreciate Ms Mahanata for the gold medal she won at Moscow. I wish Sweta Rani and other Wushu players of Barbil bring more glory for our state and country in the coming days with the help of infrastructure and training facilities provided by the JSP Foundation.”
JSP Foundation, the social arm of Jindal Steel & Power has been supporting and promoting youths of Keonjhar District to play Wushu & Kickboxing sports, the forms of martial arts. The Foundation, in association with Odisha State Wushu Association, has been patronizing the Keonjhar District Wushu Team for the last 12 years. The Foundation extends all infrastructural support to the Team, like development of training centers, training facility by national level coaches, food & nutrition and clothing & conveyance for the players.
Besides Sweta Rani, JSP Foundation groomed Babulu and Manju Munda, who have bagged silver and gold medals in International Wushu Tournaments in Brazil, Brunei and Moscow respectively.
The program was organized by Team CSR, Barbil, under the leadership of HoD Vargil Lakra.