First Anniversary of Uflex Khelo Dilli 2011-12 held
Uflex Khelo Dilli witnesses participation of more than 5000 children
28 Uflex Stairs centres established for children to play everyday
Annual sporting event to be taken to other parts of the country
New Delhi, 29th April, 2012: The first anniversary of maiden edition of Uflex Khelo Dilli
2011-12, a philanthropic endeavor jointly undertaken by Stairs, an NGO working
towards sports, education and health of underprivileged children and Uflex Ltd., India’s
largest flexible packaging company, was today held at Ludlow Castle Sports Complex.
Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, CMD, Uflex Ltd. along with Mr. Anil Upadhyay, President, Stairs,
presided over the occasion.
Uflex Khelo Dilli was conceptualized with the aim to provide free of cost - space,
infrastructure and sports equipment to the less fortunate children of our society, to play.
The first edition of Uflex Khelo Dilli has already witnessed participation of more than
5000 children. These children are regulary playing at 28 Uflex Stairs centres which have
been established near the colonies where these children reside. In the last one year,
these centres have emerged as a hub of recreation for children from low economic
background and ignited passion for playing in others as evident from increasing number
of children getting enroled at these centres.
As Uflex Khelo Dilli enters into second year, Stairs is now planning to take this initiative
to other parts of the country and encourage more children to come out and just play.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi, CMD, Uflex Ltd., said, “We are
pleased to be associated with a noble cause of helping underprivileged children in
achieving their dreams through the medium of sports. Besides being a recreational
activity, sport has an educative character which can help in building a strong character
and help in social integration of underprivileged youth. These children have a lot of
potential and latent energy that needs to be tapped and through Uflex Khelo Dilli, we
hope to channelize this energy in the right direction. Our association with Stairs
represents an extension of our social commitment to bring about a positive change in
the life of underprivileged sections of the society by carrying out such programmes in
sport, education and health.”
“The fact that young children should be given an opportunity to simply come out and
play and enjoy themselves, urged us to undertake this initiative. We amalgamated it
with our noble cause to train underprivileged children who are blessed with talent but do
not have the opportunity or platform to nurture it. We encouraged these children to take
some time out and join in the games that would help them build a strong character
through sports. I would also take this opportunity to thank Uflex for their valuable
association and would like to look forward for a longstanding relation with the Uflex
team”, says Mr. Anil Upadhyay, President, Stairs.
Apart from Khelo Dilli, Uflex Ltd. has also adopted cricket initiatives of Stairs, namely,
Uflex Stairs Cricket Championship and Uflex Stairs Cricket Scholarship. Uflex Ltd.
supports Stairs in running cricket training academies, providing sports scholarship and
sports gear to the underprivileged children. Recently, 64 talented children have been
granted the Uflex Stairs Cricket Scholarship and are being training at accredited cricket
centres in Delhi.
Since its inception in 2005, Stairs has been actively involved in the upliftment of the less
fortunate children mainly through the field of sports. The sporting initiatives undertaken
by Stairs are aimed at providing a platform to these children to hone their skills and
showcase their talent through sports camps. Stairs understands the amount of talent
that exists among these children and believes in creating opportunities so that their
talent is rightly tapped and nurtured. Talented children are chosen from these camps
and provided coaching, sports scholarship and sports gear.
Some of the students who have been identified by Stairs are already doing well at the
national level and are earning laurels for their states. Stairs also organizes sports
camps at regular intervals to promote youth talent.
About UFLEX Ltd
UFLEX Ltd (www.uflexltd.com) is the Bombay Stock Exchange (UFLEX: 500148) and
NSE listed India's largest flexible packaging company with large manufacturing
capacities of plastic film and packaging products providing end-to-end solutions to
clients across more than 114 countries. It has vast capacities for production of Polyester
chips, Biaxially Oriented Polyethylene Teraphthalate (BOPET) and Biaxially Oriented
Polypropylene (BOPP) films, Printing & Coating Inks, facilities for Holography,
Metalization & PVDC coating, making Gravure Printing Cylinders, Gravure Printing,
Lamination and Pouch formation.
Synonymous with flexible packaging industry in the country, UFLEX group has Gross
annual revenue of Rs. 47 billion and Gross Capital Investment across the world of about
Rs. 32 billion. UFLEX offers finished packaging of a wide variety of products such as
snack foods, candy and confectionery, sugar, rice & other cereals, beverages, tea &
coffee, desert mixes, noodles, wheat flour, soaps and detergents, shampoos &
conditioners, vegetable oil, spices, marinates & pastes, cheese & dairy products, frozen
food, sea food, meat, anti-fog, pet food, pharmaceuticals, contraceptives, garden
fertilizers and plant nutrients, motor oil and lubricants, automotive and engineering
Stairs is a non-profit organization working in the field of development of underprivileged
youth through channelisation of their energies in sports and education.