Keeping with its long-term commitment to promote Hockey, India's national game, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL), one of the world's largest two-wheeler manufacturers, rewarded the Indian National Hockey team for winning Gold during the 17th Asian Games 2014 at Incheon.
As a sign of appreciation for winning gold and qualifying for the Rio Olympics 2016, Hero MotoCorp rewarded each member of the team with INR 2.00,000 and a Hero ZMR motorcycle. The company also rewarded each support staff of the hockey team with INR 1,00,000.
Pawan Munjal, Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp said, "This victory by the hockey team at the Asiad Games will go a long way in our collective efforts to revive our national game. What makes this victory even more special is the fact that the title has returned to India after a long wait of 16 years."
"Representing India in the global arena is a special honour and millions of Indians look up to these champions. At Hero, we have a long history of association with different sports and Hockey has been one of the priority areas. We will continue to cheer for our team and support the game in various formats through our association with Hockey India and FIH."
Narinder Batra, President Hockey India, who was also present at the event, said ‘It's a matter of great pride to be here as we celebrate our Hockey heroes. I am sure this would encourage our sportsmen to live up to the expectations of the entire nation and would inspire them to continue playing with the same commitment and zeal that they displayed during the Asian Games at Incheon."
He also siad "We thank our title partner of Hockey India League Hero MotoCorp and Mr. Pawan Munjal in particular for their immense contribution towards the promotion of hockey, and I am sure his efforts at nurturing the game will certainly bring back the glorious years of Indian hockey."
Hero MotoCorp has for long had a devoted commitment towards promoting various sports including hockey, golf, cricket and football.
Recently, in the first-of-its-kind top-level global association with golf, Hero MotoCorp became the Title Sponsor of the World Challenge tournament.
It is to be hosted by the Tiger Woods Foundation at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club at Orlando, Florida, in the US during the first week of December this year, called Hero World Challenge.
Hero MotoCorp is also the sponsor of the Hero Indian Super League a first-of-its-kind franchise-based football league in the country.