Bharat Petroleum: Energizing Indian Sports
Sports is among the finest expressions of the human spirit the desire and determination to excel, compete and win against the most formidable challengers and most importantly be the best version of ourselves.
India has produced some of the brightest sport stars. Many of these super achievers come from humble backgrounds, some from the remotest corners of India. Driven by the dream to make the nation proud, and a belief in themselves, they hone their skills without special privileges or high-profile training. Where socio-economic barriers hold them back, sports frees them. It becomes their identity, their way of defining success.
Bharat Petroleum identifies and nurtures such talent. With a history of sustaining budding talent in their sporting career, we have already inducted more than 200 sportspersons across sporting disciplines. Supporting, encouraging and acting as a springboard for their aspirations.
It was in 1987 that Bharat Petroleum began inducting the finest state and national levels players with the objective of achieving success at the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board inter-unit tournaments. Around 1996, the initiative was broadened to include players who had the potential to compete at national and international levels.
Today, we are proud to be associated with a galaxy of sports people who have dazzled the world with their performances. To name a few- Saina Nehwal and R.M.V. Guru Sai Dutt in Badminton, Soumyajit Ghosh, Sanil Shetty in Table Tennis, Atanu Das, Deepika Kumari in Archery, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer and Kuldeep Yadav in Cricket, S.V. Sunil, Harmanpreet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay and Varun Kumar in Hockey, Jerome Vinith in Volleyball, Rishank Devadiga and Vishal Mane in Kabaddi, Vaibhav Suri, Abhijeet Gupta in Chess, Manan Chandra and Shahbaaz Adil Khan in Snooker, Manasi Joshi and Manoj Sarkar in Para Badminton.
Bharat Petroleum takes care of varied facets of the sport-world from recruitment, advanced training at home and abroad, to facilitating international participation. The objective is to nurture potential talent across sporting disciplines and facilitate their smooth assimilation into the mainstream. And yes, for Bharat Petroleum and its gallery of sports achievers, sky is the limit.