ORGANISING COMMITTEE COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010 DELHI & NTPC LIMITED FORM PARTNERSHIP FOR THE GAMES
10th Dec, 2009
New Delhi, December 10, 2009: NTPC, the largest power utility lighting nearly 1/3rd of the country, shall be the official Power Partner for the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi, the biggest sports extravaganza to be organised in the sub-continent. An MoU to this effect was signed between NTPC and Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi in New Delhi today. The MoU was signed by Shri Suresh Kamladi, Member of Parliament & Chairman, OC CWG Delhi 2010 and Shri R.S. Sharma, CMD, NTPC. Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde, Union Minister of Power, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki, Union Minister of State for Power, Shri H.S. Brahma, Secretary (Power), senior officials from Ministry of Power, the Commonwealth Secretariat and NTPC were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kalmadi said that, “We are very happy to get on board NTPC Limited as the official Power Partner for the CWG Delhi 2010. The Games offers a great opportunity for Indian businesses to explore & develop new growth opportunities and to establish a strong connect with people spread across diverse geographies. The Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi have undoubtedly asserted India’s global presence and brought to the forefront the country’s emergence as a sporting, political and economic giant.”
Echoing similar views, Shri R.S. Sharma said that, “NTPC’s vision to be a world class integrated power major and power India’s growth, matches with that of Commonwealth Games. This association shall provide the NTPC brand a platform for visibility across the country and the globe. NTPC’s association with the Commonwealth Games will help in enhancing positive brand values of youth, vitality, health and achievement.”
NTPC Limited will market its leadership position through the use of the Games marks and imagery. This recognition will allow NTPC to enjoy marketing rights, advertising, promotion and recognition to connect with all its customers around the country.
It may be mentioned that NTPC shall add about 1500 MW from its Dadri (980MW) and Jhajjar (500MW) projects which are slated to be ready by the Commonwealth Games deadline. NTPC- Dadri presently generates 840 MW of power through coal and 817 MW through gas. With the additional 980 MW coal capacity the installed capacity of the station shall rise to 2637 MW.
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