New Delhi: In the official notification received from FICCI, Air Force Sports Control Board (AFSCB) has been annotated as the winner in the category of ‘Best Company Promoting Sports (Public Sector) 2020’, according to a press statement from the Ministry of Defence issued on Thursday, 24th December.
AFSCB has been conferred with this award on 8th December by the jury of FICCI India Sports Awards 2020 that was chaired by Justice Mudgal. The award function took place virtually through video conferencing on 8th December and Air Commodore Ashutosh Chaturvedi, Chairman, AFSCB received the prestigious award from the President, FICCI.
The Defence Ministry stated that FICCI has acknowledged that IAF has indeed been a true inspiration for other organisations in actively promoting sports, hoping to further motivate sports personnel to achieve newer heights & getting more laurels to the nation.
Earlier, the AFSCB was also conferred with the ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar’ by President Ram Nath Kovind on 28th August 2020 for ‘Employment of Sports Persons and Sports Welfare measures’, for its contribution towards the development of a sporting environment across the country.
IAF Sports has made significant progress at the National and International arena and won medals at Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and World Cup/World Championships, bringing accolades for the country. Three air warriors have already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2021.
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