TURF, an initiative by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is into its 5th edition and has been providing the sports sector with key policy reforms, investment provisions, stimulating sports developments and raising the standards of sports and physical education in the country. TURF 2013 features Conference, Exhibition and Business to Business (B2B) AND Business to Government (B2G) Meetings.
In its fifth installment of TURF 2013, FICCI invited New Zealand to be part of this movement and both the nations joined hands together to work towards a sports based developmental initiative. A MoU was signed between both the countries represented respectively by FICCI and the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), NZ. The feat was achieved at the ongoing 5th Global Sports Summit under the presence of the FICCI Sports Committee members, the New Zealand High Commission dignitaries and amongst the present sportspersons and representatives from the sports and youth affairs ministry, corporate houses and the media.
The memorandum features an initiative which enables, 14 emerging sports pursuing children from underprivileged areas to enroll for a yearlong diploma course in New Zealand. The course is being offered in partnership with the John Wright Academy and the Southern Institute of Technology.
|Dignitaries exchanging the MoU|
This move comes as another milestone attempt by the two countries and FICCI in specific. FICCI’s sports initiatives have been constantly working towards developing the sports sector and the infrastructure available to achieve the dream of putting India amongst one of the top 3 sporting nations at the Olympic Games.