Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, July 29: National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Limited, under its ‘Sports Scholarship’ scheme has awarded Rs 52.64 lakhs to 10 promising talented sportspersons in the disciplines of Kabaddi, Football, Boxing, Wrestling and Para-sports for the next three years.
AK Singh, CMD NHPC handed over the first instalment of Rs 108000 to the meritorious sportspersons in special function, organised today at NHPC Corporate Office.
Out of the selected 10 players, four players were present at the ceremony along with their family members, while the remaining six players participated through video conferencing. This is the second batch of selected sportspersons being awarded under sports scholarships by NHPC since 2017-18, Singh said.
“The selected players have been placed under ‘Elite Scholar’ and ‘Scholar’ categories as per their track record and rankings in their respective sport. The total maximum tenure of the scholarship is of 3 years subject to annual performance review. During this period, the ‘Elite Scholar’ category players shall receive monthly stipends of Rs 12000, Rs 13000 and Rs 14000, while ‘Scholar’ category players shall receive monthly stipends of Rs 9000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 11,000 during the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year respectively,” said Singh.
Others who were part of the function included Ratish Kumar, Director (Projects), NK Jain, Director (Personnel), MK Mittal, Director (Finance), YK Chaubey, Director (Technical) and AK Srivastava, CVO.