Staying true to its commitment of supporting skill development initiatives and to inculcate the spirit of performance amongst youth, Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd (KNPL), one of the leading paint companies in India, in association with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) announced its unique initiative – ‘Man of the Match’ (MoM) Grant. Kansai Nerolac Paints was one of the team sponsors for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
The event witnessed Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd GM – marketing Peeyush Bachlaus, Royal Challengers Bangalore chairman Sanjeev Churiwala and RCB’s star players handing over a cheque of ₹700,000 to Basavaprabhu Patil of the NGO, Vimochana Sangha, an organisation which works towards the cause of skill building and creating livelihood opportunities for unemployed youth in the state of Karnataka.
Furthermore, a captivating documentary highlighting the fruition of Kansai Nerolac’s skill development initiatives at the grassroots level in the remote villages of Uttarakhand and Sikkim west, were showcased at the event.
Commenting on the initiative, Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd GM – marketing Peeyush Bachlaus said, “At Nerolac, we believe that livelihood and skill enhancement is imperative to driving the growth trajectory and development of our country. This became even more critical to us when we made a small beginning by visiting remote parts of our country as part of our skill development programme. Majority of our current population comprises of the youth who are eager to learn and waiting to realise their potential. Our Man of the Match grant is inspired by these thoughts and aids in empowering the youth and transforming their lives by enhancing their skills through classroom and practical training by our experts. We remain committed to this cause and look forward to taking this initiative to many more parts of the country.”
The MoM Grant will match the Man of the Match amount presented in each of the home games played by Royal Challengers Bangalore, amounting to a sum of ₹ 700,000 cumulatively.
Basavaprabhu Patil, Vimochana Sangha commented, “Kansai Nerolac’s ‘Man of the Match’ grant is a great initiative. We are pleased that the grant is allocated to the unemployed youth of Karnataka for their skill development this time around. We are sure that such a step will go a long way in helping them develop livelihood earning capabilities and transforming their lives for the better.”
Royal Challengers Bangalore chairman Sanjeev Churiwala said, “Skill development in all walks of life, be it sports, painting or any other vocational programmes is the need of the hour. It helps in channelising the energy of our youth in the right direction and can even lead to livelihood opportunities. Nerolac’s strong impetus to drive skill development helps ensure the availability of skilled workforce and development of communities as a whole. We are proud to share this skill development platform with our team sponsor Kansai Nerolac.”