ONGCians shine at
the Gold Coast CWG

Achivemement of the "Best Version" of sportspersons

"Stars shine even for those who refuse to look up." ― Matshona Dhliwayo


"We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains. 93 percent stardust, with souls made of flames, we are all just stars that have people names." ― Nikita Gill

"We are the Constellation of our own"

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""Sportsmanship can not be taught, it can be inculcated in ones persona through only one thing, called 'SPORTS'."

NEW DELHI, APRIL 16 : Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) sportspersons outshone other participants in their respective categories in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. ONGCians bagged 13 medals including 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze, contributing to the 66 medal tally of Team India.

ONGCians Ragala Venkat Rahul won the Gold in Men's 85 kg Weightlifting, Heena Sidhu won Gold in women's 25 m air pistol and Silver in women's 10m air pistol event in the individual capacity, while in the team events, ONGC's Madhurika Patkar, Pooja Sahasrabudhe (Table Tennis - Women's team), A Amal Raj, G Sathiyen, Harmeet Desai (Table Tennis - Men's team), Ashwini Ponnappa, H S Prannoy, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and R Satwik Sai Raj (Badminton – Mixed Team) were part of the champion teams in the respective category.

"What is sport?" or more precisely "What is good sport?"

From the Homer's poems it is clear that Greek people liked sport very much. This is proven by the fact that where the Greeks had come and built a city, they alwaysbuilt also a theater and sport facilities. The Greek word athletés signifies the one who competes for a price. Sport competitions gave heroes a chance to show their areté and therefore strengthen their role in the society. The victory in a battle was not just a representation of one's superior physical force but also a presentation of better arête (Jaeger, 1973). And the inseparable companion of areté is honor. Heroes are trying all the time to get public honor and to avoid public shame. The victory was also the highest thing that ancient Greeks could desire because it gave them immortality in honorable memory. Victory or honorable death, both of them were worthy of highest veneration and both were worthy of sacrifice. All of these inspired Greek passion for competition (agon) and victory worthy of sacrifice. First sport competitions in Olympia had been called "competitions for a wreath" (stefanitis agon) and not "competitions for money" (chrematitis agon) (Fournaros, 2005). This shows us that from the first times on agon was the inspiration and source of sport competitions, although in later years also many other prizes were added. The meaning of original agon was in the creativeness; in uncovering the truth (alethéia); in earning victory and honor.

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Desai and Sathiyen also bagged Silver (Men's Doubles TT) and Bronze (Mix doubles TT) respectively, while Ashwini Ponnappa and Sai Raj also bagged Bronze (Women's Doubles – Badminton) and Silver medal (Men's doubles – Badminton) respectively. Apurvi Chandela bagged the Bronze in women's 10m air rifle while Ankur Mittal shot to Bronze in the Men's double trap event.

ONGC has a rich legacy of promoting sports and presently employs 171 national and international sportspersons and has provided sports scholarship to 262 players, spread across 24 sports disciplines. Building of sports infrastructure, training in country and abroad, providing necessary kits and instruments, endowing scholarship support and sponsoring young talents to achieve the next level in their respective sports disciplines are integral to ONGC's sports credo.

Today, ONGC has over 40 national awardees in the organization (Padma Bhushan - 1, Khel Ratna – 1, Padma Shri – 3, Arjuna -34 and Dhyanchand – 1). The President of India acknowledged ONGC's contribution to sports by conferring the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar in 2014.