The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, June 2
The Competent Foundation which is headed by politician and philanthropist Sanjay Tandon has taken the initiative to promote sports at the school level along with its ongoing campaign of boasting school education. Aligned with the same series, His Excellency, the Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator Banwari Lal Purohit launched Sports Kits Distribution Program at Punjab Raj Bhawan wherein ten players along with their coaches were presented with sports kits. On the occasion, while appreciating the efforts of Competent Foundation, the Governor said that this initiative would definitely be fruitful to bring out the sporting talent of school children. He emphasized that along with Govt support, corporate should also sponsor Indian support for which the Competent Foundation has set an excellent example today.
Sanjay Tandon, who is also the president of the UT Cricket Association, said that under the Sports Kits Distribution Program being initiated by the Competent Foundation, as many as175 sports kits would be distributed among the deprived children showing interest in sports across all Govt schools of the city. These sports kits are meant for Baseball, Judo, Football, Handball, Softball, Gatka and KickBoxing which includes players jerseys and sports equipment. He said that this benefit will be given to the children of ten to sixteen years of low income group families, who are unable to show their talent in sports due to financial constraints. He said that apart from distribution of these kits, the foundation’s effort is also to promote fencing in the city, under which fencing equipment has been sponsored for the fencing center set up at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10.
Expressing gratitude to UT Sports for this program, Sanjay Tandon affirmed that with these efforts, sports at the school level in the city would get a new dimension. The children from poor families have shown excellent performance in the recently concluded gully cricket tournament organized by UTCA. They are being groomed to participate in BCCI level events. There is a need to identify the hidden talents of these underprivileged children and corporate like Competent should come forward to nurture them. With such efforts, the ‘Khelo India Games’ for every age group run by the Government of India will continue to get strengthened.” Said Tandon
Competent Foundation formed in the year 2006 by former Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab and former Governor of Chhattisgarh late Balramji Das Tandon. Foundation along with social upliftment, organizes blood donation camps twice a year at the national level, free treatment to poor patients in PGI and GMCH 32 and provides equipment in medical institutions to medical institutions at regular intervals. At the time of Covid 19, the Competent Foundation proved vital by setting up a Mini Covid Care Center.