ONGCian emerges International ‘Champion of Champions’


ONGCians Ms.Rashmi Kumari and Ms.S.Ilavazhaki cornered glory for the nation and the company at the international Champion of Champion Carrom Tournament. The tournament was held at Gurgaon from October 21-23, 2013. Ten countries comprising Sri Lanka, Maldives, Malaysia, US, UK, Poland, Germany, Canada, Korea and hosts India participated in the tournament. Each country fielded a team comprising four members in the composition of two men and two women players. India was represented by Mr.Yogesh Pardesi & Mr.K.Srinivas, both from IOC while both women members Ms.Rashmi Kumari & Ms.S.Ilavazhaki were ONGCians.

In the SWISS League (a combined draw of men & women players), India’s Yogesh Pardesi lifted the title while Sri Lankan D.Fernando was runner up and ONGCian Rashmi Kumari claimed the third position. In the Champion of Champion event, India’s K.Srinivas clinched the mens’ title defeating Chamil Coorey of Sri Lanka, while in an “all Indian cum ONGCian” finale in the women category, Current World Champion Ms.Rashmi Kumari defeated Former World Champion & compatriot Ms.S.Ilavazhaki.

The champion Ms Rashmi in action

Another feat achieved by an ONGCian during the tournament was Game Coordinator-Carrom, Mr. Anil Kumar Gupta, Sr. HR Executive, Dehradun qualifying as an International Umpire with “A” Grade in the Umpire Examination conducted simultaneously by the International Carrom Federation.

The International Champion of Champions Ms. Rashmi (extreme left) & her compatriot Ms. Ilavazhaki (Runner-up)
along with Mr V.K. Mahendru, Head Sports (2nd from left) and Mr A.K. Gupta GC – Carrom (extreme right).

CSD congratulates the players and GC-Carrom on the remarkable performance.

Corporate Sports Division