Oil major ONGC has felicitated India’s Under-19 cricket star Unmukt Chand with an offer of appointment in the rolls of the Maharatna public enterprise. Already under scholarship with ONGC, Chand was felicitated on 4th September 2012 by ONGC CMD Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva, with a purse of 3 lakh rupees.
Kamal Passi, another star contributor in India’s Under-19 triumph, was also felicitated with 2 lakh rupees, in absentia. Passi is also under scholarship with ONGC.
Thanking ONGC for the support extended to him for the last one year, Unmukt Chand said that three things helped the Indian Under-19 team to become the champions – Self-belief, Communications among the team members and Controlled aggression.
Congratulating Unmukt Chand for his stellar contribution in the national glory, ONGC CMD Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva said that the pride for ONGC is all the more due to the oil major’s association with the Indian Under-19 cricket captain. “The three things which helped them emerge victorious viz. Self-belief, Communications and Controlled Aggression, are very vital for success in corporate world also. I welcome Unmukt in the ONGC family and wish him all the success in future. ONGC will be always there behind all his endeavours.”
ONGC has been home to a number of star cricketers. Some of them currently on ONGC’s rolls are Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar and Ishant Sharma.
Notes to Editors :
ONGC - the World’s Number 2 Exploration & Production Company (Platts 2011) - is not only striving hard for the energy security of India, but is also fuelling India’s dreams in various sports events on the global arena. ONGC, a Maharatna PSU, has always been in the forefront of promoting sports in India. Under ONGC’s sports policy, promising and hidden sports talent in the country has been identified in the last two decades, who have been nurtured to take up challenges at the national and international levels. ONGC has been the Principal Sponsor of the Indian Contingent to London Olympics 2012.
ONGC has, on its rolls, 185 sportspersons, 63 of them are current international level achievers, while 64 are past internationals and the remaining are national level achievers. Among the international level achievers both past and present includes 17 National Awardees (One Khel Ratna, Two Padma Shri, 14 Arjun Awardees). Some of the ONGC sportspersons who have brought laurels to India at international level (apart from cricket) are Pankaj Advani (Billiards), Ashwini Ponnappa and V Diju (Badminton) and Koneru Humpy (Chess).
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