Oil and Natural Gas Corporation limited (ONGC) had organized the second edition of the three days ONGC Para games at the Thyagraj Stadium in New Delhi. The first edition of the event was organized by ONGC in 2017. ONGC is the only public sector enterprise to organize such para games, to promote the sporting talent of persons with disabilities (PwD).
ONGC had associated with the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) to organize the ONGC para games in a professional manner. The international format was being adopted to organize the games.
Around 150 specially abled employees of ONGC participated in the tournament. ONGC Videsh Director (exploration) Mr GS Chaturvedi said, We must take the para games as an opportunity, not as a challenge. He added that ONGC provides a lot of opportunities to its employees, particularly in the field of sports, to hone their talents and excel in every field of human endeavor.
Briefing the gathering about the games, ONGC Head Coordination Mr. Manoj Barthwal said, Para sportsperson from across the country are participating in the event. The objective is to organize such an event was to promote sports and bring out hidden talents among Divyan Employees. This event witnessed a steady growth in participation and ONGC expects that in the coming years the number of participants will increase further, and other public sector undertakings would also participate in such events.
ONGC has been promoting sports in India in a big way. There are 150 international sports person in the rolls of ONGC who regularly bring laurels to India. In the last couple of years, ONGC had also organized successful corporate expeditions to Mount Everest and Kanchejunga.