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FICCI to organise its 9th Global Sports Summit 'TURF 2019'

FICCI to organise its 9th Global Sports Summit TURF 2019

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Published: 9 Dec 2019 2:10 PM GMT

After the successful execution of the Summit’s previous eight editions, FICCI returns with the highly prestigious Global Sports Summit ‘TURF’ slated to be held at the FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi on December 11. This will be the ninth edition of the Global Summit which will witness esteemed sports personalities, administrators and members from the Indian sports fraternity.

The awards are an attempt by the FICCI to acknowledge the contribution and felicitate sports achievers and the various stakeholders who co-create the evolving sports ecosystem. This is going to be a platform for strategic dialogue to bring together senior decision-makers and the who’s who of Indian and international sports industry to deliberate on profitable promotion and grassroots development of the sports in the country.

Honorable Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Kiren Rijiju stated:

I would like to congratulate FICCI for their outstanding effort in bringing together the entire sporting fraternity via this platform each year. We are progressing by leaps and bounds as a sporting nation, and it is essential that all stakeholders from the industry come together to discuss the roadmap ahead and galvanise all efforts in making India a sporting superpower.

"We are happy to be associated with the ninth Global Sports Summit as the official state partner. FICCI Turf has made tremendous efforts in building a strong sports ecosystem in India and as Odisha makes great strides in developing sports talent and infrastructure we are proud to be an integral part of the summit. With all the stakeholders coming together in one place, Indian sports will definitely build on fresh and innovative ideas in the upcoming years," said Vishal Kumar Dev, Secretary-cum-Commissioner, Department of Sports & Youth Services, Government of Odisha.

“We are extremely delighted to host the ninth edition of 'TURF'. At FICCI, it has been our endeavour to offer a platform to all stakeholders from the sporting community, to come together and discuss the future of the industry and innovation opportunities to build a robust and self-sustainable sports ecosystem in India,” said Deepak Jacob, Chair FICCI Sports Committee.

This will be the ninth edition of the Global Summit which will witness esteemed sports personalities, administrators and members from the Indian sports fraternity.

FICCI is successfully carrying forward its agenda of promoting sports and sports business development in India. The day-long seminar will include sessions on the Fit India movement, sports infrastructure & governance, building fan engagement, sports science and technology amongst others. The session will conclude with the coveted Indian sports awards honoring excellence in the field of sports across categories. The awards have been conferred by a jury headed by Mr. Mukul Mudgal, a retired Indian judge, Delhi High Court and Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The event is powered by Fit India, Partner State: Odisha Government, Summit Partner: Star India, Brand Partners: Tata & Edelweiss.

India Sports Awards

The award categories for industry include:

Best Company Promoting Sports (Public Sector); Best Company promoting sports (Private Sector); Best NGO; Best Professional Services Company; Best Start-up

The award categories for federations/players include:

Best National Sports Federation; Sports Person of the Year; Para sportsperson of the year; Breakthrough Sportsperson of the Year; Comeback of the Year; Coach or Support Staff of the Year; Team of the Year; Lifetime Achievement Award

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