New Delhi: Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), a sports board run by the Indian Railways, has been awarded the ‘FICCI India Sports Award 2019’ under the category of Best Company Promoting Sports (Public Sector) on December 11 in New Delhi.
Railway Sports Promotion Board has been awarded for its immense contribution in the field of providing sports eco-system within the organisation for budding sports athletes to nurture and expose themselves to their optimum limits and bring laurels to the nation.
The ‘FICCI India Sports Award 2019’ has been conferred by a jury headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal, a retired Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court. The event was graced by Minister of State for Sports in Odisha Tusharkanti Behera and senior government and industry representatives.
RSPB’s contribution to sports
“With the affiliation of 28 National Sports Federations and International Sports Union for Railways, RSPB functions with the help of its 33 zonal railway and other associated units. Indian Railways sportspersons have contributed immensely in the medals won by India in many international sports events, including Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games. Not only this, Indian Railways has a stronghold over World Railways Sports as well and its athletes have won a number of World Railway Championships,” a press release from the Ministry of Railways said.
Indian Railways has not only participated in a number of national and international tournaments but has also contributed to encourage sports by way of hosting various national and international championships, the latest being the World Railways Cycling Championship, National Weightlifting Championship and recently concluded National Cycling Championship. Continuing with its tradition, Railway Sports Promotion Board will host National Handball Championship for Women in New Delhi during the current month.