RCB Clinches Sports Franchise of the Year at Inaugural CII Sports Business Awards 2023

The inaugural CII Sports Business Awards 2023 witnessed a grand celebration of excellence in the sports industry, with Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) emerging as a major winner. Based in Bhubaneswar, KIIT was honoured with the prestigious ‘Best Sports Facility’ award for its commitment to creating top-notch sports infrastructure. The award was presented to KIIT & KISS Founder, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, by Chanakya Chaudhry, Chairman of the CII National Committee on Sports.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) added another feather to its cap by securing the coveted ‘Sports Franchise of the Year’ award. This recognition highlights RCB’s significant contributions and achievements in the realm of sports franchises. The award was a testament to RCB’s commitment to excellence and its impact on the sports landscape.

Nita Ambani Honored as Sports Leader of the Year

Nita Ambani, the Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, received the esteemed “Sports Leader of the Year – Female” award at the CII Scorecard 2023 event held in New Delhi. Acknowledging the recognition, Ambani expressed humility, stating, “I am humbled and honoured to accept the CII Sports Business Awards for ‘Sports Leader of the Year’ and ‘Best Corporate Promoting Sports in India.'”

In addition to Nita Ambani’s individual accolade, Reliance Foundation was also conferred with the “Best Corporate Promoting Sports in India” award at the CII Scorecard 2023 event. This dual recognition underlines Reliance Foundation’s significant role in promoting and supporting sports initiatives in India.

Commitment to Sporting Excellence

Nita Ambani shared her belief in sports as a unifier, energizer, and equalizer, emphasizing the incredible achievements of Indian athletes on the global stage in 2023. She highlighted India’s hosting of the 141st International Olympic Committee Session in Mumbai and expressed the Reliance Foundation’s dedication to providing world-class opportunities and support to the country’s youth.

As KIIT and RCB bask in the glory of their respective awards, and Nita Ambani continues to champion sports leadership, the CII Sports Business Awards 2023 underscores the pivotal role played by institutions and franchises in shaping the sports landscape in India.

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