Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA), a trailblazer in Indian Badminton since 1994, is proud to be associated with R Systems Group as a valued partner in Unique Sports Scholarship Program to offer periodic scholarships and other support for promising and upcoming badminton players, with the primary focus on girls.
This programme was launched by PPBA in 2017, thanks to the initiative of R Systems International Limited, a specialized IT Services & Solutions provider, founded and headed by Dr. Satinder Singh Rekhi, an avid badminton player, as part of the company’s CSR commitment to promote sports.
“Sport can make a profound and positive impact on individuals, communities and society at large. We are happy to join hands with PPBA in developing an eco-system of motivated and successful women players in the sport of Badminton by helping them in enhancing their skills and inculcating motivated and positive psychology.”
- Dr. Satinder Singh Rekhi, Founder, MD & CEO, R Systems
As part of this programme, PPBA works with R Systems to screen and select promising sub-junior and junior girls based on merit, who will be awarded a scholarship and other support for a period of 12 months. Based on the performance of the player during the scholarship period, the scholarship may further be extended at the discretion of PPBA and R Systems.
The scholarship programme has been designed specifically to encourage young girls to excel at the international levels in the game, by providing them a periodic scholarship stipend and other support to help them to take care of their badminton related coaching and training expenses including their requirements for kit, diet, etc. The entire process of selection, training, monitoring of this scholarship programme and its overall implementation will be carried out by PPBA.
Presently, only those players who have been selected to be a part of the PPBA as full-time trainees are eligible for the scholarships so that they can be closely monitored and groomed by the Academy coaches.
Since its inception, several PPBA junior girls have benefitted from the invaluable support provided by the scholarships starting July 2017 onwards. With the backing of R Systems, PPBA’s goal is to offer up to 10 such scholarships annually over a period of time.
Commenting on the badminton scholarships initiated by his company, Dr. Rekhi affirmed that, “Sport can make a profound and positive impact on individuals, communities and society at large. We are happy to join hands with PPBA in developing an eco-system of motivated and successful women players in the sport of Badminton by helping them in enhancing their skills and inculcating motivated and positive psychology.”
R Systems is a global digital transformation leader that provides AI-driven solutions to clients across industries, through a broad range of technology & AI/analytics services. R Systems continues to empower organizations since more than 27+ years, with 16 delivery centers, 25+ offices worldwide and a workforce of over 2750+ professionals.
R Systems believes in sharing the fruits of its success with the less-privileged members of the society. To this end, the company ensures that their CSR initiatives are meaningful and they make a difference to the intended beneficiaries. The company’s CSR initiatives are currently focused in areas of education, sports and well-being of the community at large.
For more information, please contact Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bangalore by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org