Hindustan Power takes Pro Kabaddi closer to youth in Madhya Pradesh

Budding sportsmen from Anuppur interact with star players of Dabang Delhi Pro Kabaddi team

New Delhi, 24 February, 2016: Continuing with the spirit of partnering with Dabang Delhi pro Kabaddi Club in The Start Sports Pro Kabaddi League, Hindustan Power today provided a platform for the local youth from Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh, to interact with the players of the Dabang Delhi team at New Delhi.


As many as 10 budding young sportsmen from Anuppur district representing state, district and national level across various disciplines met the star players of Dabang Delhi team to learn more about the game, sporting culture as well as way and means to promote the spirit of sportsmanship.


Commenting on the occasion, Ravi Arya, President – Thermal, Hindustan Power said, “We have been providing various opportunities for the youth from Annuppur to enable them to fast-track their livelihood in profession of their choice. As part of the same and also understanding the increasing popularity of Kabaddi as a sporting discipline  and a profession, we are keen to channelize the youth of Anuppur towards this sport. Through the interaction, the youth will not only learn about the art of playing Kabaddi, but more importantly how to make it to the top and convert a hobby to a profession. ”


Jagnnath  Rathour, a state level Kabaddi player of Madhya Pradesh said, “I was very keen to understand and be part of the Pro Kabaddi however I was not sure of the way to achieve the same. Now, thanks to this initiative I know how to go to about doing the same. Soon, I would be able to compete and play with the best. ”


The interaction forms part of the company’s larger plans to promote development of local community in Anuppur where Hindustan Power is developing 2,520 MegaWatt (MW) of coal-based thermal power project. The company is currently implementing the first phase of 1200 MW (2X600 MW) through its Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) – MB Power Madhya Pradesh Limited (MBPMPL).



About Hindustan Power

Hindustan Power with a vision of commissioning 6000 MW of power by 2020 in thermal, solar and hydro is a leading player in the energy sector in India. The Company is in advanced stage of commissioning its combined power assets at an estimated investment of INR 36,000 crores* ( USD 6 bn). In addition to the above, the company is also developing over 6100 MW of capacity using conventional and non-conventional energy sources in India, Europe and the USA. India is the fourth largest consumer of energy in the world after USA, China and Russia but it is not replete with abundant energy resources. It must, therefore, meet its development needs by using all available resources. This understanding has helped the Company to focus on renewable energy in short-mid-term, and conventional energy for mid-long term. Secured supply chains, diversified customer base and focus on right technology for the geography is ensuring a risk mitigated growth. Hindustan Power has consistently been focusing on giving maximum returns to its stakeholders through corporate growth and social responsibility. The thermal arm of the company is in advanced stages of commissioning the first phase of its flagship 2520 MW thermal power project at Anuppur while the solar arm with a commissioned capacity of ~ 500 MW is the largest revenue earning Indian company in the sector. The company has two hydro projects in the State of Himachal Pradesh with a capacity of 520 MW.

The company is head quartered in New Delhi and has power generation assets in the states of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh in India and in countries like Germany, Italy, US, UK and Japan.

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