DULIAJAN, September 21: As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative towards the promotion of football and budding talent in OIL’s operational areas of upper Assam, Oil India Ltd (OIL) launched CSR project ‘OIL Lakshya’ at the Duliajan Club auditorium on Sunday.
On this occasion, a seminar was also organized on the theme ‘Importance of Coach Education’ in partnership with Duliajan Football Coaching Centre and Association of Assam Football Coaches. The seminar was ceremoniously inaugurated by Prasanta Borkakoty, RCE, OIL in presence of Rajeeb Kumar Bora, CGM (HR&A), S. P. Das, GM (Public Affairs)i/c, Debashis Bora, DGM (Public Affairs-CSR&CC), Tridiv Hazarika DGM (Public Affairs-CSR&CC), Nayana Madhu Dutta, Sr. Manager (Public Affairs – CSR) and other dignitaries of OIL, district sports authorities, veteran footballers of the region, Duliajan Football Coaching Centre and Association of Assam Football Coaches.
Prasanta Borkakoty unveiled the official logo of ‘OIL Lakshya’ and ceremoniously distributed the jersey to few coaches.
The program in its first phase envisages providing AIFF (All India Football Federation) D license coach education program to 24 football coaches from Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Charaideo, and Sivsagar districts of Assam. The AIFF D License Coach Education Program will be held from September 20 to 25, 2021 at Nehru Maidan, Duliajan.
On successful completion of the coaching program, the coaches will work towards forming football teams at the grassroots level for promotion and development of football in rural areas of their respective centers. The centers will also be provided with football and other training equipment.
“The objective behind OIL Lakshya project is to create avenues for providing professional training to football coaches who will play the role of a catalyst in nurturing football players in the state also focusing on allied sciences related to sports. The project also aims at creating community bonding through sports” said Prasanta Borkakoty, RCE, OIL present on the occasion.