NEWS & ANNOUCEMENT

  • Bhaichung Bhutia is on board as Chairman SSPF National Football Council.
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  • Hanuman Singh is on board of SSPF as a chairperson of school basketball Council.
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  • Om Prakash is on board of SSPF as a chairperson of school volleyball Council.
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Management


Om Pathak
Founder & Chairman, SSPF

A post-graduate in economics from Punjab University, Chandigarh, he has been a member of Indian Administrative Services (IAS). He served in the State of Uttar Pradesh after spending six years in the Indian Army during which he saw action in East Pakistan, now known as Bangladesh. During his tenure with the IAS, Mr. Pathak chaired various ventures. Passionate about education, he has promoted new ventures, schools thus addressing schooling and employment and livelihood related issues bringing about paradigm shift in these areas. He is the Founder and Chairman of the DPSG Society.

He conceived the School Sports Promotion Foundation, which conducted National Talent Search and Nurture tournaments in cricket and football in 2015-16, involving 1200 schools and more than 23000 boys across 21 States. He has now set up the SSPF Trust, which will run the NTSN from 2016-17 onwards in more disciplines.


Bhaichung Bhutia
Former Indian football captain

One of India’s biggest sporting heroes, Bhaichung is reckoned as the greatest Indian footballer of his generation and one of the few known internationally. Having made his India debut in his teens, he became as the youngest to score a goal for India at 18 years of age.

His achievements and contribution to Indian football are unparalleled. An idol for thousands of youngsters, India’s most capped footballer led the team to seven international titles and was the first Indian to play professionally in England. He scored 40 goals for India in 104 appearances beteween 1995 and 2011. He was given the Arjuna Award and the Padma Shri.


Chetan Sharma
Former International Cricketer

The former India fast bowler has headed the School Sports Promotion Foundation (SSPF) National Cricket Council since inception. He was one of the country’s youngest Test cricketers and became only the third Indian to claim a wicket in his opening over. He was an able partner of the legendary Kapil Dev, playing a hand in many memorable victories at home and overseas.

He continues his association with cricket, spending time both as commentator and analyst and earning the respect of all concerned. As a product of the school system all those year ago, his belief in school sport is immense and has been of great value to SSPF’s National Talent Search and Nurture movement.


Om Parkash
Former India Volleyball Captain

Having risen from Kohar village in Haryana’s Bhiwani district to represent Indian Universities in the Universiade, he went on to wear the India colours for close to a decade from 1981. He was part of the Indian team which won the SAF Games gold in Kolkata in 1987 and retired after leading the national team in Tests against the then USSR.

Back in 2003, he became the first of the two volleyball stars who have been given the Dhyan Chand Award, India’s highest honour for lifetime achievement in sports. He has been coach of the Haryana State team in the National Championship, Karnataka Bulls in the Indian Volley League and the National coach as well.


Jyoti Gupta
Principal
Delhi Public School Ghaziabad

An accomplished educationist with a career spanning 24 years, the Delhi Public School Ghaziabad Principal brims with creativity and zeal. Joining Delhi Public School Ghaziabad in July 2011, she propelled the school to greater heights and into unchartered territories. She believes that globalisation demands an expansion of one’s boundaries to assimilate the best that the world offers.


Charles Borromeo
1982 Asian Gold Medalist

is a former Indian track and field athlete. He was awarded Arjuna Award in 1982 for winning gold at the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi at a record time of 1:46:81 seconds in India. His represented India in the 1984 Summer Olympics at Los Angeles. His time in the limelight may be short, yet his efforts won him the prestigious Padma Shri civilian award in India in 1984. After retirement, he continued to work in developing sports at the national level in India.