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CII assures its support for Commonwealth Games' preperations

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, June 6 (UNI) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today assured the Commonwealth Games Federation of its collaboration in the preparations for coming Youth Commonwealth Games-2008, to be held at Pune, and Commonwealth Games-2010, at Delhi.

At a luncheon meeting, organised to honour Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennell, CII president R Seshasayee outlined Confederations commitment to promote sports. Mr Fennell was accompanied by Commonwealth Games Federation's Vice-President HRH Tunku Imran and CEO Mike Hooper.

Outlining the role of business and sports, Mr Fennel said no enterprise could be complete without the involvement of business and industry.

He indicated that business was a powerful tool and its engagement with sports events ensure a valuable legacy, both in terms of leaving behind a physical infrastructure and enabling people's development.

Meanwhile, Fortis Healthcare Chairman Harpal Singh emphasised on the importance of sports medicine and the necessity of such facilities in India.

''There is need for a larger engagement of sports and business,'' he observed.

President of the Indian Olympic Association and Chairman of Organising Committee for Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Suresh Kalmadi and Tata Sons Ltd's Director J J Irani and Delhi International Airport, GMR, Managing Director Srinivas Bommidala, were among the guests on the occasion.


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