Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hero Honda signs MoU to be official partner for 2010 Commonwealth Games

Hero Honda, country's leading motorcycle manufacturer, on Friday joined hands with the Organizing Committee of the Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 (OC CWG Delhi 2010) to be its official partner for the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in the national capital.

Suresh Kalmadi, Chairman of Organizing Committee and Pawan Munjal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hero Honda, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at a formal event held in the national capital.

Addressing the media, Kalmadi termed Hero Honda's initiative as laudable, prompting other corporate and private entities to follow suit.

"I am very happy to take Hero Honda on board because with your associating with us, branding with us. I think it will be encouraging for all the private sector to join us for the Games," Suresh Kalmadi said.

Apart from Hero Honda, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), the state-owned largest power generating company, has also signed an agreement with the Games Committee.

Pawan Munjal said it is only natural for Hero Honda to be an active partner in the Games, as it has been actively promoting various disciplines of sports such as cricket, golf and hockey.

"It is only natural that Hero Honda should partner Commonwealth Games 2010 in keeping with our very long term commitment for the promotion of sports across various disciplines across India," Munjal said.

The Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi will be India's first major international sports event after the 1982 Asian Games.

The Games will be held between October 3 and 14 next year, and will be staged in India for the first time and in Asia for the second time.