Essar Foundation supports rising athlete Priya Gupta to pursue her Olympic dream

By Essar Foundation

March 27, 2024

Essar Foundation supports rising athlete Priya Gupta to pursue her Olympic dream

Essar Foundation, the CSR arm of Essar, proudly announces its continued support for Priya Gupta, a dedicated athlete from Mumbai who has a passion for race-walking.

Priya Gupta has been achieving remarkable milestones in the sport of race-walking, demonstrating unparalleled dedication and determination in her pursuit of excellence. Recognising Priya's immense potential, Essar Foundation has been committed to supporting her aspirations to represent India on the international stage for the past few years. During races, Essar Foundation stands by Priya, offering vital assistance to fuel her Olympic aspirations as required.

Commenting on the initiative, Dominic Dsouza, Chief Operating Officer-CSR at Essar Foundation, said, "We are honoured to extend our support to Priya. At Essar, we acknowledge the challenges faced by talented athletes due to limited financial and other resources. Our mission is to empower underprivileged communities through sports, as it not only enhances physical health and mental well-being but also instills values of teamwork and discipline."

She has participated in numerous state-level championships, achieving success in several. At the 21st National Federation meet, Priya clinched 6th place. In the 71st Maharashtra State Senior Athletics Championships, hosted in Pune, she secured 3rd place (Bronze medal) in the 20,000m Race Walk. Additionally, she attained 3rd place in the Under 20 State Level Championships.

Essar Foundation's commitment to fostering talent and promoting sports among youth is evident in its continued support for Priya Gupta. Through empowering athletes like Priya, Essar Foundation aims to inspire a new generation of sporting champions and contribute to India's success on the global stage.

About Essar Foundation

Over the last 50 years, Essar has worked closely with the communities residing in the vicinity of its operations. Essar Foundation has carried on the philanthropic work in a cohesive, programmatic manner. Its activities are inspired by the concept of shared value whereby Essar strives to build an inclusive environment for the communities that it impacts through its business operations in the sectors of Energy, Infrastructure, Metals & Mining, and Technology & Retail. Working in collaboration with non-profits and the local administrations, the Foundation today reaches out to thousands of people across remote villages in India, serving in the areas of women’s empowerment, livelihoods, education, environment conservation, sports, and healthcare & sanitation.





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