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Tech Mahindra Collaborates with Excellence Academy to Support Hockey in India

Aims to promote women to take up the game in India

Aug 18, 2014   15:20 IST 
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Tech Mahindra Ltd. a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering recently announced its collaboration with Excellence Academy promoted by ace hockey player Dhanraj Pillay to promote Hockey in India.

At the event organized at the Tech Mahindra premises in the presence of legendary hockey player and former Indian captain Dhanraj Pillay, his team of 35 girls and coaches was facilitated with hockey kits. These kits were donated by Tech Mahindra and Fleur Hoving, a 17 year old blogger from Netherlands who raised funds for the cause through social media. She teamed with Tech Mahindra with an aim to promote hockey in India over the next 2 years.

Speaking at the event, Padmashri Dhanraj Pillay, Former Captain, Indian Hockey Team said, “There is no dearth of talent in India. At Excellence academy, we aim at promoting the talent of our country in the field of hockey. Support from corporates like Tech Mahindra will help in uplifting the level of our national game. India has taught the world how to play hockey and I am sure we will be able to promote the right talent for the country. I would also like to thank Fleur Hovin for her support to the sport.”

On the collaboration, Abhijit Lahiri, Chair, Pune Location Council, Tech Mahindra said, “At Tech Mahindra we believe that with the right infrastructure, training and promotion we can bring out the best performances to represent India at the international level. Collaborations with sports academies like Excellence will help in identifying the right talent and lending them the required support.”

About Tech Mahindra:

Tech Mahindra is a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering solutions. We are a USD 3.2 billion company with 92,000+ professionals across 51 countries. We provide services to 632 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our innovative platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value to all our stakeholders.

We are part of the USD 16.5 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 180,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractorsutility vehiclesinformation technology, financial services  and vacation ownership.

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Dhanraj Pillay with his team of girls & coaches along with Fleur Hoving
Dhanraj Pillay with his team of girls & coaches along with Fleur Hoving
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