National, July 2023 – Muthoot Finance, India’s largest gold loan NBFC supports Smt. Sinimol K Sebastian to embark on an incredible journey to participate in the prestigious World Dwarf Games 2023. The competition will take place in the Deutsche Sporthochschule in Cologne, Germany, from July 28th to August 5th, 2023. During the competition, Sinimol will be competing in multiple swimming categories like breaststroke, and freestyle along with shot put, javelin throw, discus throw, and boccia the event
To honor a world-class dwarf athlete – Smt. Sinimol, Muthoot Finance organized a ceremony at the Press Club in Ernakulam, Kerala on 20th July 2023. Shri. George M George, Deputy Managing Director of Muthoot Finance, addressed the press conference and highlighted Muthoot Finance’s commitment to supporting the exceptional sports talent of India. As part of the initiative, Muthoot Finance will be taking care of Sinimol’s entire tour expenses.
Despite hailing from a small town in Kerala and facing all the hardships, Sinimol was always passionate about sports and she dared to dream big. She has participated in various national events. She won a silver medal in the National Para-Swimming Championship 2022, along with accolades from various NGOs and local clubs.
The 8th World Dwarf Games is a global sporting event that brings together athletes with dwarfism from around the world to showcase their incredible skills and resilience. Sinimol’s participation in this prestigious event represents a significant milestone for India.
Speaking on Sinimol’s journey and dedication, Shri. George M George, Deputy Managing Director, Muthoot Finance said, “In recent times, sports has emerged as a vital element in a nation’s socioeconomic progress. As making a positive impact and giving back to society has been one of our core values at Muthoot Finance, we are immensely proud to support Smt. Sinimol as she represents India globally. We admire Sinimol’s determination and exceptional talent and believe in her ability to bring glory to our country’s name. We have witnessed that the primary hurdle doesn’t lie in the absence of talent or potential for India to produce exceptional athletes, but rather in the challenges posed by a scarcity of basic amenities for the talent and the disparity in opportunities within sports. With these grassroots level sports projects, we aim to foster national pride and unity by identifying and supporting the sports stars.”
Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Sinimol said, “Participating in this event is an honor for me. I am grateful for the opportunity to represent my country and showcase my passion for swimming at a global stage. I am determined to give my best and make India proud. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Muthoot Finance for their unwavering support and belief in my abilities. Their encouragement has been instrumental in my journey, and I am truly grateful for their support. Through this opportunity, together let us create a legacy of resilience and achievement.’
As part of its CSR initiatives, Muthoot Finance has always focused on empowering individuals, uplifting underprivileged communities, and creating equal opportunities for them. Muthoot Finance has always been a big supporter of remarkable sporting prowess. In the past, the company had supported record-breaking swimmer, Anshuman Jhingran to accomplish his mission of crossing the Palk Strait and accomplishing 30km of open sea water swim between Sri Lanka and India.