Tata Motors has announced its partnership extension with the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).
During a grand function in New Delhi, the Indian wrestling team that brought glory to the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics were felicitated and a new initiative was announced by Tata Motors and WFI together called ‘Quest for Gold at Paris Olympics 2024’.
The initiative is a collective development plan with the singular aspiration to win the coveted gold medal at the Paris Olympics.
As part of this initiative, WFI along with the support from Tata Motors, will focus on the growth, progress, and advancement of both men and women wrestlers, across age groups, by providing the right infrastructure, opportunities, platform, and security.
In addition, the eligible senior wrestlers will also be offered central contracts while the junior wrestlers will be supported through virtuous scholarships along with insurance cover, medical and physiotherapy assistance.
Announcing the launch of this initiative, Shri. Brijbhushan Sharan Singh, Hon’ble MP and President, Wrestling Federation of India, said, “Tata Motors’ committed support since 2018 has helped Indian wrestling grow to greater heights. In the last 3 years, our ‘Yodhas’ has won more than 40-50 medals at international competitions.”
He further added, “The launch of our joint quest today should enable us to fulfill the entire nation’s longstanding aspiration of winning an Olympics Gold medal in wrestling at the next Paris Olympics in 2024.”
Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors, said, “The sport of wrestling is deep-rooted across India and enjoys a rich legacy of success in the global arena. Popular and followed by all sections of society, its machismo, aggression and endurance tests speed, agility, and power. These virtues perfectly mirror the longevity, durability, and robust performance of our commercial vehicles that are much valued by our customers both in India as well as international markets.”
“Through our steadfast association with WFI, we will continue to promote, train and foster the nation’s rich wrestling talent.”