- Muthoot Finance in collaboration with FICCI is organizing this exciting event with an aim to bring together over 20 leading corporate firms from Kochi and its surrounding areas
- The primary objective behind the Corporate Sports Championship Kochi 2023 is to cultivate sportsmanship and unity among attendees and promote a vibrant sporting culture within the corporate landscape of Kochi
- The championship will feature three exciting sports disciplines including Cricket, Football and Badminton
National, 13 October, 2023: Muthoot Finance Ltd., India’s leading gold loan provider announced the inaugural Corporate Sports Championship Kochi 2023, in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). This exciting event aims to bring together over 20 leading corporate firms from Kochi and its surrounding areas.
While sports have a blend of values that reflects on our day-to-day life, it also enables an individual to build strong relationships in a workplace among colleagues. Participating in sports cultivates discipline, enhances workplace bonds, and sharpens essential skills. On similar lines, the Corporate Sports Championship Kochi 2023 targets to foster sportsmanship and camaraderie among participants, promoting a vibrant corporate sporting culture. The opening, held on October 13, 2023, at Abad Plaza, MG Road, Cochin, featured the logo unveiling. The event was graced by Chief Guest Shri. Hibi Eden, MP Ernakulam, Key note address Adv M. AnilKumar, Mayor, Kochi Municipal Corporation and Shri. George M. Jacob, Deputy Managing Director, Muthoot Finance and Shri. Savio Mathew, Head FICCI Kerala State Council.
Some of the key corporates like EY, FCI OEN Connectors Ltd., Geojit Financial Services Ltd., KIMSHEALTH Trivandrum, Lulu Group, Muthoot Finance, Muthoot Microfin Ltd, Olam Food Ingredients India Private Limited, Pothys Retail PVT LTD, SFO TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED (NEST GROUP), TCS, V-Guard Industries Ltd, Baker Hughes, Bhima Jewels Pvt Ltd, UST GLOBALS, and DP World will engage in spirited competitions like Cricket, Football and Badminton.
During the inauguration ceremony, lot draws where conducted to determine the match fixtures for the sports events. Subsequent matches will be held on Saturdays and Sundays over the following weekends, promising thrilling action and intense competition. The prize money for winners under Football and Cricket is Rs. 50,000. The runner up will get Rs.20,000. The winners and runner ups for Badminton will receive Rs.5000 and Rs.2500 respectively. The total prize money offered for the championship will be Rs. 1,77,500.
As part of this inauguration ceremony, Shri. George M. Jacob, Deputy Managing Director, Muthoot Finance, said, “We are thrilled to join hands with FICCI to bring the Corporate Sports Championship to Kochi. This event underlines the significance of physical fitness, teamwork, and the valuable lessons sports offer about training, goal-setting, overcoming setbacks, and achieving success. It also provides an excellent platform for networking and fostering corporate relationships in a sporting environment. We look forward to an exciting and successful championship. May the best sportsperson win”.
Speaking at the event, Shri Hibi Eden, MP of Ernakulam, Chief Guest, said “It gives me immense pleasure to witness industry players like Muthoot Finance and FICCI uniting to bring the Corporate Sports Championship to Kochi. Sports have the power to unite, inspire, and build bonds. It’s a pleasure to be a part of an event that promotes sportsmanship and unity in the corporate world.”
“As we come together for the Corporate Sports Championship 2023, I’m honored to be a part of Muthoot Finance and FICCI in our mission to build unity and sportsmanship within the corporate fabric of Kochi. Let us not only compete but also collaborate to foster a vibrant sporting culture in our city.” Said Adv M. AnilKumar, Mayor, Kochi Municipal Corporation
Savio Mathew, Head of FICCI Kerala State, Corporate, stated “The collaboration between Muthoot Finance and FICCI reflects our commitment to cultivate a flourishing and well-balanced corporate community, prioritizing the physical and emotional well-being of India Inc. We’re excited to be a part of this transformative journey, enriching the corporate landscape in Kochi and emphasizing the pivotal role of sports in our corporate culture.”
About Muthoot Finance
Muthoot Finance is the flagship company of The Muthoot Group which has 20 diversified business divisions. With 5000+ branches, the Group serves over 2.5 Lac customers every day. Muthoot Finance is India’s largest gold loan NBFC and India’s No.1 Most Trusted Financial Services Brand, according to the Brand Trusted Report. It is a reputed ‘Systemically Important Non-deposit taking NBFC’. As part of the core business, Muthoot Finance provides loans secured against household gold jewellery at highly affordable rates and amazing product features. Globally, the Group has presence across, USA, UK, UAE, Costa Rica, Nepal and Sri Lanka. For more details please visit: www.muthootfinance.com