Indian Sports Network (ISN) launched in Kuwait

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Indian Sports Network (ISN) launched in Kuwait

IIK Staff Reporter
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Indian Sports Network (ISN) launched in Kuwait

Indian Embassy in Kuwait today launched Indian Sports Network (ISN) – a digital networking platform for the Indian sports lovers in Kuwait.

“Sports is in the blood of Indians, whether they are in India or abroad,” Ambassador Sri Sibi George said while inaugurating ISN at the Embassy auditorium here today.

“We have many stories of Indian athletes, sportswomen and men here in Kuwait. I urge them to come forward and share their stories with us,” Ambassador Sibi George, a Pole Vault athlete by himself, said during the launch. His wife Smt Joyce Sibi, a basketball player, also attended the event.

“Your stories are inspiration to the young generation; it can be our contribution to Fit India and Khelo India and to keep ourselves fit through regular fitness exercises or our traditional yoga which is very important particularly in this complex world of competition, to address the challenges of stress, strain and even immunity issues posed by Covid 19. It also helps us to develop team spirit and build mutually beneficial partnerships,” Ambassador said.

Ambassador also highlighted many achievements and accomplishments of India in the field of sports during his speech.

A Digital photo exhibition on sports, which beautifully showcased the great achievements of Indians in the field of sports, were also held during the event.

Ambassador also highlighted the growth of sports industry in India. Today, India’s sporting goods are popular around the world and have made a mark in the global sports goods market. The domestic industry exports nearly 60% of its total output. Ambassador urged the business community to promote Indian sports industry in Kuwait.

During the launch, Ambassador revealed “Ambassador’s Cup ever rolling trophies” for Cricket and Badminton. The trophy for badminton was handed over to the representatives of IBAK and the trophy for Cricket was handed over to Smt Mamta Kalra, who had to her credit playing cricket against New Zealand and West Indies.

He urged all sports enthusiasts to join these tournaments once they start depending on the evolving Covid 19 pandemic situation.

Embassy is also organizing a Sports Quiz at its Twitter handle from April 7th to 12th.

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THE TRUTH FINDER
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Dear IIK,
You are a respected news portal in Kuwait .

I draw your attention to the news item regarding the launch of Indian Sports Network by Indian Ambassador.

It’s nice to know that we have a former International cricket star in our midst. As Indian ambassador announced publicly that Ms Mamta Kalra has played cricket against the West Indies and New Zealand, it is important for Sibi George to clarify the following:
1. For which team did she play ?
2. Where and when, did she play ?
3. How many matches did she play totally ? 4. What are her performance statistics .

The reason I am asking these questions is that Ms Mamta Kalra has been in Kuwait for over 2 decades and this is the first time we are hearing that she is a cricketer . All we know is that she is working as ground staff in Kuwait Airways . Besides , there is no record of her in cricket archives or on Google to buttress Ambassador’s claim . This leads me to think that Indian Ambassador promoting Mamta Kalra hides more than what it reveals . So Ambassador should clarify or otherwise it will lead us to think that he started a new sports initiative to promote certain vested interests . Thank you .

THE TRUTH FINDER

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