THDC India Limited (THDCIL) and SJVN Foundation (a dedicated Trust of SJVN Limited) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish THDCIL High-Performance Academy in Tehri Power Complex, Uttarakhand. Highlighting the significance of this historic event, Shri. R. K. Vishnoi, Chairman and Managing Director, THDC India Limited said that this MoU underlines the commitment to not only provide affordable Power 24 x7 to the Nation but also unleash the power of Sports Development in the Country in the realization of the vision of ‘Viksit Bharat’. He stated that Hydro Projects have the potential not only to establish new benchmarks in harnessing of Energy but also support to create infrastructure and provide platform to groom budding athletic talent of the Region and take Water Sports to the Next Horizon thereby making India proud in National and International Sports arena. 

Shri. R. K. Vishnoi added that at the core of this visionary initiative lies the steadfast commitment of THDC India Limited, towards its efforts for holistic National Development, exemplified by previous orchestration of two National-Level Water Sports events in Tehri, Uttarakhand in the year 2022 and 2023. This momentous initiative signifies a collaborative significant stride towards fostering training and creation of infrastructure of International Standards for Kayaking and Canoeing streams of Water Sports, to enable our Youth to compete at Global Platforms.

Shri. Awadhesh Prasad, GM (SJVN) and Shri. Amardeep, GM (THDCIL) signed this historic MoU at SJVN Office, Delhi in the gracious presence of Smt. Geeta Kapur, CMD, SJVN and Shri. Shallinder Singh, Director (Personnel), THDC India Limited duly attended by Senior Officers of SJVN and THDC India Limited. 

Smt. Geeta Kapur, CMD, SJVN said that this partnership with THDC India Limited exemplifies the commitment of Power PSUs to come together for Empowering our Youths for International competitive events. Through the establishment of the High-Performance Academy, we aim to create a conducive environment for athletes to excel and represent India on the Global Stage. Smt. Geeta Kapur added that this marks the beginning of a collaboration that will help Empower the Youth of the Nation with the latest Sports Infrastructure and motivate them to put on display India’s sporting excellence in International events.

Shri. Shallinder Singh, Director (Personnel) said that with this historic signing of MoU a new chapter of collaborative efforts by Power PSUs has taken shape to nurture talent, promoting sports excellence, and contributing to the holistic development of the nation. With this transformative partnership setting a precedent for corporate synergy in sports infrastructure development, other esteemed Public Sector Undertakings are also joining hands with THDC India Limited in catalysing similar transformative initiatives, propelling India towards sporting excellence and global recognition.

Under this visionary partnership, SJVN Foundation, the CSR wing of SJVN Limited, is extending substantial financial support of Rs 1.00 Crore towards the establishment of a State-of-the-Art Advanced Gymnasium within the Kayaking and Canoeing High-Performance academy being developed by THDC India Limited. The project, being developed and implemented through the THDCIL-sponsored not-for-profit registered society SEWA-THDC, shall have a duration of 12 months for completion from the date of signing of the MoU.                                             

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