Amity School of Insurance and Actuarial Science organized its 9th Amity Insurance Cricket Cup Tournament - 2010 to support the underprivileged girl children, under project AMITASHA: An Encouraging Icon for the Underprivileged girls. Amitasha was established by Amity Humanity Foundation under the vision of Dr. (Mrs.) Amita Chauhan – Chairperson, Amity International Schools in 1999 for ameliorating the situation of underprivileged girl children. The main objective of the Foundation is to encourage and educate the underprivileged girl children. At Present over 1000 girls from underprivileged sector are provided free education, uniform, food, books etc under project Amitasha. Amitasha starts with nursery education and now, the first batch of perfectly groomed adolescents have reached class IX.
The tournament, which brought together 16 Insurance companies on a common platform, was organized at Amity Campus, Sector – 44, Noida.
Welcoming the distinguished guests from Insurance companies Prof. R.R Grover, Director, Amity School of Insurance and Actuarial Science, said that “It is a great opportunity extended by Amitasha for the Insurance professionals to assemble for the noble cause of uplifting the underprivileged girl children. It is a matter of pride to watch the underprivileged girl children receiving quality education, shoulder to shoulder with the privileged children. There is need to obliterate gender bias from the society and bring in greater women empowerment.”
Addressing the gathering Mr. Chetan Chauhan, International Cricketer & Commentator said that, “Cricket is an industry in itself and we are living in an instant era, where one has moved from Test cricket matches to One day cricket matches and finally to T20 cricket matches.” Mr. Chauhan recommended that parents should compulsorily encourage their children to involve themselves in sports for healthy mental and physical growth.
During his address Dr.Gurinder Singh, Pro Vice Chancellor (International), Amity University Uttar Pradesh said that “significance of sports lies in dynamic participation and team work and education holds no meaning if it is not related to human values.”
Addressing the audience, Mr. Anuraag Kaul, CEO, JK Risk Managers said, that “It is pleasing to witness that quality research is going on in the field of Insurance and such a tournament spreads fellow feeling and harmony within Insurance professionals.” Mr. Kaul suggested that such tournaments should include other sports apart from cricket for the female Insurance professionals who are keen on participating in such tournaments.
The inauguration of the Ninth Amity Insurance Cricket Cup Tournament - 2010 was followed by a match between Shriram Life and JK Risk Managers which was washed due to rain.
The tournament, spread over 2 months and played in Amity campus on Saturdays and Sundays, involves the participation of 16 teams from the Insurance corporate sector such as AON Global, Apollo Munich Health Insurance, Bajaj Allianz General, Canara HSBC OBC Life, DLF Pramerica Life, IIFCO – Tokio General, JK Risk Managers & Insurance Brokers, LIC of India, Max Bupa Health, Max New York Life, National Insurance Co, Reliance General, Religare Aegon Life, Royal Sundaram General, Shriram Life and Star Health & Allied Insurance. The final match of the tournament would be played in January.