IndianOil recognizes the importance of sports as a tool for development of its future leaders besides building brand equity. IndianOil has been promoting sports in a big way for over three decades now. Promotion of sports is integral to IndianOil's CSR philosophy. It is aimed at providing opportunities to outstanding sports persons with a view to facilitating their performance in bringing laurels for the Corporation as well as the country. The Corporation has identified ten games i.e. Cricket, Hockey, Badminton, Tennis, Table Tennis, Golf, Billiards/Snooker, Athletics, Chess & Carrom as thrust games.
Over the years, IndianOil has recruited over 100 sportspersons in Men/ Women category. Some of the sportspersons associated with IndianOil are Rohit Sharma, cricketer and K. Shrikant who has been recently awarded the Arjuna Award, Ajinkya Rahane, cricketer, P. Gopichand, P Kashyap, Aparna Popat from Badminton; Devesh Chauhan, Deepak Thakur, Prabhjot Singh from Hockey and many more.
IndianOil has on its rolls 65 sportspersons
representing various sports disciplines on behalf of the Nation, their respective States, Petroleum Sports Promotion Board etc.
IndianOil Sports Scholarship scheme for upcoming Sportspersons
The prominent sportspersons recruited by IndianOil are:
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The recruited sports persons are given time off for increasing competence in various games during the
active phase of their career. Whenever there are camps, the players are given leave for whole day for the specific period of such camps. Players who are required to compete at highest level and required to practice 7 to 8 hours daily are given longer period of leave and also allowed to join a professional sports academy.
Under the CSR scheme, IndianOil has also introduced Sports Scholarship Scheme for promising 150 young
sports persons representing state in team games and National ranking in others.