The Judo Federation of India (JFI) and holding company The Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) by JSW Group announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which would allow the institution to become the next JFI partner for a three-year term.
The deal states that IIS would give the JFI with exposure to its facility in Bellary, Karnataka, as well as athletic training knowledge for the designated cadet, junior, and senior National judokas. This will also host Indian groups of various ages at its facilities for nationwide training. In addition, the institute will collaborate with the JFI to find and search for exceptional judokas from around the nation, as well as provide certain complete scholarship funds.
“The game of judo has a bright future in India and has been recognized as a priority sport by the government,” Partap Singh Bajwa, parliament member and chairman of the Judo Federation of India, stated. They are excited about the future of the game in India and the nation’s possibilities at forthcoming multi-sport competitions as a result of relationships with such institutions.”
“Our judo program has enjoyed incredible success over the past five years, which has made us confident about the innate skill and potential in our nation for the sport,” said Parth Jindal, director of the Inspire Institute of Sport and chief executive of JSW Cement. It is a popular overseas activity, and we have been dedicated to collaborating with the JFI to promote and enhance the professional the sport’s environment in the country.”
As of 2021, the IIS judo program, coordinated by instructors Mamuka Kizilashvili of Georgian and Dronacharya honoree Jiwan Sharma, has developed over 70 judokas. The athletes have earned a total of 101 medals at the national, continental, and global levels. Thangjam Tababi Devi had won silver at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina, is indeed a product of the institution. The institute, which is sprawled across 42 acres in Bellary, Karnataka, is a National Centre of Excellence and a ‘Khelo India’ approved institution.