Thomas Cook India inks contract with the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., has partnered with the Government of India for the path-breaking Khelo India School Games, a vital part of the Khelo India Programme- a transformational initiative of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to create a vibrant sports eco-system, revive sports culture at a grass-root level and establish India as a great sporting nation.

Thomas Cook India was selected as Hospitality Partner for the Khelo India School Games, held during January 31 – February 8, 2018 in New Delhi, where India’s Under-17 athletes were invited to participate across 16 disciplines. Thomas Cook India had set up a dedicated team of 160 members during the Khelo India School Games to project drive this strategic initiative. The Team has successfully executed on the partnership by providing both accommodation and meals for an approximately 5000 strong contingent- for a duration of 10 nights, at around 100 properties in Delhi.

Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head- Leisure Travel, MICE, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., said “The Khelo India programme inaugurated by the Honourable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi is inspirational in its aim to scout young talent from schools in various disciplines, groom them as future champions and thereby serve to catalyse the sporting culture of the Nation. It is hence truly an honour for us at Thomas Cook India to have been selected to partner with the Government of India for this unique initiative.”

He added, “We set up a Thomas Cook Khelo India Project Team of 160 members to manage this massive programme and I am a proud witness of their dedicated, round-the-clock service that ensured smooth delivery of meals and accommodation for a contingent of around 5000 for 10 nights- across 100 properties.”

Kale concluded with, “This is a noble cause to transform India into a global sporting powerhouse in the coming years and we are delighted to play a part in supporting the Government in this endeavour.”

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