Dilip Tirkey’s Foundation & Health On Top join hands to help budding athlete.
Bhubaneswar: 28th November: GlobalTVLive News service
Dilip Tirkey Sports Research & Development Foundation (DTSRD) and Health On Top have collaborated to lend a helping hand to national hockey player, Sunita Lugun.
Lugun took to hockey from early childhood and aspired to make her country proud by representing India in international hockey matches. But the abject poverty faced by her family acted as a fly in the ointment to her aspirations. Instead of picking up hockey stick, she ended up picking shovel to work as a migrant labourer to provide financial support to her family. Once a star player of national hockey team, Sunita had to leave Odisha to work as a daily wage earner in Tamil Nadu.
Taking cognizance of the situation & potential of the player, Dilip Tirkey Sports Research & Development Foundation (DTSRD) and Health On Top, have come ahead to provide financial assistance and gift Hockey kit to Lugun.
She was felicitated today at Kalinga Stadium by the President of DTRSD, Padma Shri Dilip Tirkey in presence of the Secretary-General of DTSRD, Dibakar Parichha and the Managing Director of DTSRD, Prime Abhilas. The CEO of Health On Top, Gaurav Ralhan also made his presence felt on the occasion.
The largest Health & Wellness outlet of Odisha ‘Health On Top’, is thronged with products, all of which happen to be organically produced and high on quality. From grocery essentials and organic beverages to personal and home care, lifestyle products, hospital furniture, gym & fitness equipments, mobility aids & medical equipments, this outlet serves as the one-stop destination for all organic & medical needs. Apart from catering to the needs to ameliorate the lifestyle & health of hoi polloi, Health On Top also endeavors to improve the health of overall habitat by providing environmental solutions like treating waterbodies, converting solid waste into green energy etc.
Meanwhile, DTSRD is a not-for-profit initiative of Olympian Dilip Tirkey, the former Captain of Indian Hockey Team, former Member of Parliament and current President of Hockey India. Previously DTSRD had organized one of the largest hockey tournaments in the world, ‘The Biju Patnaik Rural Hockey Championships’, for the tribals of Odisha, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh where more than 22,000 Hockey players had participated.
Sunita Lugun a tribal from Western Odisha, has now been appointed as Captain of the Sambalpur team participating in the HAO Senior Women Hockey Championships 2022.