Joda/Barbil: Chairman of Jindal Steel & Power Naveen Jindal and chairperson of JSP Foundation Shallu Jindal Sunday inaugurated Jindal Sports Hostel at Soyabali in Keonjhar District to promote rural sports talents. The hostel, the first of its kind in the district, established by JSP Foundation, the social arm of Jindal Steel & Power, will provide state of the art residential facility to 60 Children selected with sporting prowess to excel in sports and education.

“Sports is about discipline, hard work, and teamwork, it is about developing character and learning to overcome challenges. This sports hostel reflects our commitment to provide opportunities for young people from underprivileged backgrounds to excel in sports and education. It is a place where they can be provided with holistic nourishment to learn and grow,” said Sri Jindal in his address.” “I am confident that the young people who stay here will go on to win laurels for India. They will become champions, role models, and leaders,” he added.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Smt. Jindal said, “We believe that education and sports are essential for the development of youths. This hostel is another step forward by JSP Foundation towards creating a more prosperous and equitable India by providing equitable opportunities to underprivileged students. The hostel will nurture the sports and education career of residents by providing them with the best of the facilities, nutrition, coaching, schooling and skilling”. She assured all the children of the tribal predominant region of Barbil with all-round support in the field of sports and education to grow in their respective fields.

decade. The Foundation extends all infrastructural support to the Team, like the development of training centres, training facilities by national-level coaches, food & nutrition and clothing & conveyance for the players. Besides Sweta Rani, during the past years, JSP Foundation groomed Babulu and Manju Munda, who have bagged Silver and Gold medals in International Wushu Tournaments in Brazil, Brunei and Moscow, respectively.