Bokaro: Jaideep Sarkar, an International Sports Expert, is the Lead Officer of India’s First Global Active Partner City, Bokaro and an Executive Board Member of the Indian Pierre De Coubertin Association (IPCA) has been selected for the Dr. BR Ambedkar National Award 2022. This National Award Ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Indian International Center in Delhi on 11 October.
He 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, informed Ruby Singh Convener of the committee.
“Jaideep was selected for his exemplify involvements as Lead Officer in IOC supported GAC programme at Bokaro with the supported of SAIL, Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL),” she added.
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, she said.
Jaideep is also an Asian Silver Medalist in Volleyball (AVC) with Post Graduate Qualification in Sports Management, Global accreditation in Coaching from International Olympic Committee (IOC Solidarity) and the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). Earlier, he was assigned as Project Officer in Commonwealth Games 2010 & Administrator in National Games 2011.
He was assigned with India’s Maharatna Company, Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) at its Bokaro unit, which has been accredited in 2020-21 by the apex Global authorities to expedite the IOC supported & UN/UNESCO – WHO vetted salubrious mission of sports and health culture through the much desired Global Active City (GAC) mission at India’s First Global Active Partner City at Bokaro Steel City in the Jharkhand State of India.
Jaideep also possesses a professional experience of more than 30 years in the areas of Sports Development, Sports Science, Advocacy & Coaching and has been continuously interacting as a Sports Resource Person in several esteemed global sports promotional avenues, besides assignments in Germany’s Leipzig University’s projects through it’s ITK wing, International Day of Sports for Development & Peace (IDSDP). He is passionate about making sports a global affair for human development through observing the values of “Olympism” & “Olympic Movement”.
In recent years, the active and dynamic role of Jaideep has been many times appreciated by the IOC’s International Pierre De Coubertin Committee (CIPC) and IOC-supported Global Active City (GAC) authorities, besides the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) constituted Indian Olympic Education Committee (IOEC).
He has also catalysed the Olympic Movement and Olympic Mission at the international level, particularly in South East Asia, bridging the gap of International boundaries through his pivotal role in the Olympic avenues. Commissioning of partner city cluster of Rawalpindi-Attock-Chakwal of Pakistan in Global Active City (GAC) programme, exploring GAC in Kurigram (Bangladesh) & Kirtipur (Nepal) apart from enlisting probable candidate National Committees’ of Nepal, Srilanka & Pakistan, as well as full-fledged recognition of Gambia (Africa) in International Pierre De Coubertin Committee (CIPC) network, are some illustrations in this regard.
Recently, under his pivotal role in the event of volleyball, the much desired sports-corporate collaboration through nurturing the strong tangible and organised sectors for grassroots promotion of the event got a new dimension and fillip.
The establishment of the National Volleyball Academy in the sports fertile state of Jharkhand and reinstating of the important segment of Mini Volleyball for grassroots Volleyball promotion across the country with the Sports Corporate partnerships with Steel ka Baadshah Mongia Steel Ltd. & National Champions of Volleyball Kolkata Thunderbolts are some notable issues in this regard.