by Ashis Sinha

JNS: Jaideep Sarkar, International Volleyball Instructor and Lead Officer of the Global Active City Mission, operating in Bokaro conferred with Dr. BR Ambedkar National Award at India International Center in Delhi. He is the first person from Jharkhand, to be conferred with this honour.

Jaideep is also an active board member of the Pierre de Coubertin Association of India, the national body related to Olympic education in the country.

Director-in-Charge of SAIL, Bokaro, Amarendu Prakash, members of the Global Active Partner City Committee, International Coach Shekhar Bose, Sports Director, Government of Jharkhand, Sarojini Lakra, CEO of Mongia Steel and Head of National Volleyball Academy Dr. Gunwant Singh Mongia, Pawan Kumar Pataudia, Head of Professional Volleyball League champion Kolkata Thunderbolts, Dr. Umakant Singh, Ambassador of South Asia, Leipzig Sports University, Germany congratulated Jaideep for getting this honour.

Jaideep has been selected for this award for social upliftment and development of Olympism and Global Active City Mission at Bokaro in Jharkhand by Dr. BR Ambedkar National Award Committee, a national unit of the United Nations Special Advisory Committee, supported by the International Olympic Committee.

There were 172 nominations received for the award this year. The selection committee, compromised of eminent educationists and administrators, who deliberated for long hours in several meetings in different stages regarding screening, scrutinizing and finally recommending the nomination received for the award.

Notably, the Dr. B R Ambedkar National Award has been organised since 2014 under the aegis of Dr B R Ambedkar Sports Foundation, which is the first of its kind organisation in the world to promote peace through Olympism and Social Justice, recognised by the United Nations.

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