Monday, December 29, 2008

SAMSUNG India felicitates the Indian Heroes of the Beijing Olympic Games 2008

Worldwide Olympic Partner and Sponsor of the Indian team to the Beijing Olympic Games 2008, SAMSUNG felicitated the Indian medal winners and celebrated the best ever performance of the Indian contingent at the Beijing Olympic Games 2008.

Speaking on the occasion, stated Mr. S H Oh, Managing Director, SAMSUNG India Electronics Ltd., “As Sponsors of the Indian Olympic Contingent, we are very proud to be associated with a team that has come up with the best ever performance in the history of Indian Olympics. SAMSUNG Olympic Ratna, Abhinav Bindra; Sushil Kumar and Vijender Kumar have truly brought glory to the country and we are very delighted to be celebrating their achievement today.”

”SAMSUNG Electronics, our Parent Company is committed to Olympic Games till 2012 and 2016 and we look forward to being associated with the Indian Olympic team going forward. We will also carry forward and strengthen our SAMSUNG Olympic Ratna programme, whereby we have 6 Indian players receiving scholarship support from the Company today” states Mr. Oh. Mr. Suresh Kalmadi, President of the Indian Olympic Association appreciated the Indian team’s strong performance at the Beijing Olympics even as he lauded SAMSUNG’s continued and consistent support for the Olympic movement in India. “SAMSUNG has always been at the forefront in terms of strengthening the Olympic movement in India - be it the Olympic Torch Relay, sponsorship of the Indian team or even the SAMSUNG Olympic Ratna programme.”

To build support for the Indian team and strengthen the Olympic movement in India, SAMSUNG India organised the biggest national quiz on Olympic Games for schools titled ‘SAMSUNG Olympic Games Quest’ in the four cities of Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi from July 22nd to August 5th, 2008. With the National Finals being held in New Delhi, the SAMSUNG Olympic Games Quest reached out to over 6500 school children across the four cities.

As the Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications category, SAMSUNG India also launched a new touch screen phone, Touch Wiz coinciding with the Olympics 2008.

SAMSUNG India kicked off its Olympic programme for Beijing Olympics 2008 in November 2007 by launching its ‘Olympic Ratna programme’ whereby it provided Scholarship Support to six top Indian athletes towards their preparation for the forthcoming Beijing Olympic Games 2008.The six athletes who are being supported by SAMSUNG as part of the Olympic Ratna programme include: Shooters Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Abhinav Bindra, Anjali Bhagwat, Avneet Kaur Sidhu; Archer Dola Bannerjee and Boxer A L Lakra.

Earlier this year, as the presenting sponsor of the Global Olympic Torch Relay, SAMSUNG in partnership with the Delhi Government and the Indian Olympic Association, brought the Olympic Torch Relay for the Beijing Olympic Games 2008 to New Delhi. SAMSUNG India’s association with the Indian Olympic Association commenced with the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games and ever since the Company has supported the Indian Contingent to the Y2000 Athens Olympics, Y2002 Busan Asian Games, the Y2004 Athens Olympics and now the Beijing Olympics 2008.

SAMSUNG Electronics, the parent Company of SAMSUNG India is one of the top IV Olympic sponsors. SAMSUNG Electronics is the Official Wireless Communications Equipment Partner for the Athens Olympics. Find more.


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