Bangalore, May 19th, 2012: Rajeev Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) Karnataka Bulldozers and the highest scorer of CCL who scored 150 runs. Today, gave away the Annual Samarthanam Cricket Cup winner trophy to the members of Arcot system who put up a brilliant show against the team from Shell India. At function held at Yavanika Hall State Youth Centre Nrupathunga Road, Bangalore. Samarthanam, a trust for the disabled had organised a 10 over corporate cricket match in association with TE Connectivity in which as many as 20 companies had participated over a period of four weekends.
The Kings X1 Punjab members along with social activist and international designer Sanjana Jon who have also pledged their support for Samarthanam initiatives, felicitated the winning team. Mr. Rajraj Kumar, Director of TE Connectivity the title sponsor, Rajeev Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), Mr. R. Srinivasa, Additional District Commissioner, Bangalore Urban, Mr. CB Ramkumar, President, Karnataka Tourism Forum, was also present at the event which was followed by a mesmerizing show put up by visually impaired dancers.
The Winners were given a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/- while the runners up were given away Rs. 50,000/-. The price distribution was graced by
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mahantesh, the founder of Samarthanam said, “it gives me great pleasure to be here announcing the winners of the trophy. Support of people around, is what helps Samarthanam strive to be winners every single time in our single most goal of creating a society of equal opportunities”.
SP Nagesh, President, (CABI) Cricket Association for the Blind in India requested Rajiv to talk his captain Sudeep (Kitcha) to orgonise a benefit match of CCL to raise fund toward T-20 World Cup.
Samarthanam are the main organisers of the first ever T20 World cup cricket to be held in the country for the visually impaired in December 2012.
Samarthanam has been working to empower the visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged people in India. Samarthanam supports the visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged to keep in pace with the rest of the society by providing quality education, accommodation, nutritious food, vocational training, placement based rehabilitation and achieve personal independence. However the long term focus of Samarthanam is shaping an inclusive society which provides opportunities—without any discrimination—for the development of the visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged people.