ONGC held its first ever para games event for disabled employees
The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation – ONGC has become one of the first corporates to promote the participation of disabled employees in various sports.
ONGC Para Games were organized by the organization from 19 December to 21 December.
120 employees, including 100 men and 20 women with disabilities from 16 work centers from across the country took part in the various sporting events.
A total of 46 events were held in badminton, table tennis, wheelchair and athletics, including 100 mtr, 200 mtr, 400 mtr, 2 Km Walk, Long jump and Discus throw.
Shashi Shanker, Chairman and Managing Director, said,
" ONGC is committed to ensure social inclusiveness and providing equal opportunities in employment for the specially abled, in line with the Government of India's mandate, for which various measures are being put in place."
There are 282 people with disabilities that are currently working at ONGC and more will be joining soon.
This was the first ONGC Para Games and the main focus was on athletics, badminton and table tennis.