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CIFA-Thums Up Rural Games Website launched

CIFA-Thums Up Rural Games Website launched

Hon'ble Minister for Youth Services & Sports Sh. Damodar Reddy Ramireddy extends support to the Games

Hyderabad, May 20: The Hon'ble Minister for Information Technology & Communications, Youth Services & Sports Shri. R Damodar Reddy launched the website of CIFA-Thums Up Rural Games here today and instantly connected the Rural Games with the global virtual world at the click of a button.

Making a brief speech after dedicating the Website to the farming communities who are passionately participating in the CIFA-Thums Up Rural Games 2007, Shri Damodar Reddy, Minister for Information Technology & Communications, Youth Services & Sports said, "I appreciate the concept of the Rural Games and the organisation. As a farmer, as a sportsman and as the Sports Minister my best wishes will always be there with the organisation and I would extend all possible support on behalf of the Government of Andhra Pradesh for the benefit of rural communities. We will also extend our support to the Rural Games by providing the services of coaches and referees through the sports associations across districts."

Sri. D Murali Mohan, IIS, Managing Director, Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) said, "The concept of channelizing the energies of the rural youth through the rural games is a commendable effort and we would extend full support to make this event a memorable one."

The Website, www.cifathumsupruralgames.in, which connects visitors to the 2007 edition of the Games, as well as that of previous year, has been designed with the aim of making available all information related to the CIFA-Thums Up Rural Games to visitors on real time basis from a single platform.

The Website will serve as a platform for disseminating information such as schedule of the Games, details about winners and other parallel events and activities organized as part of the CIFA-Thums Up Rural Games 2007. It will also have photo galleries of various Games activities and an archive of press releases.

In addition, the website will offer a digital platform named 'Discussion Board' to facilitate exchange of ideas amongst the users. The organizers expect to implement and work upon some of the ideas generated through the 'Discussion Board' to further enhance the range of services and benefits being provided to the rural communities through the Rural Games. Some of the existing services include health camps, dissemination of agricultural and horticultural information and awareness generation for creating Self Help Groups.

The CIFA-Thums UP Rural Games 2007 is set for a state-wide rural extravaganza commencing with the formal inauguration of the first meet at Srikakulam on May 21. The action will then move to cover 19 other centres venues in 14 districts over the next two weeks where thousands of farmers and rural folk are expected to participate in various sporting events like Kabbadi, Sack Carrying Race etc.

The CIFA-Thums Up Rural Games 2007 is being organized with the objectives to channelize energies of youth towards constructive activities and to strengthen the social cohesiveness for sustainable development in villages. It is also aimed at inculcating interest in sports among rural youth and help spot hidden talent among them, besides instilling pride of achievement amongst the rural folk.

About Consortium of Indian Farmers Associations

Consortium of Indian Farmers Association (CIFA) is a Non-Governmental organization working for the development of the farmers and agricultural sector to increase its share in the national economy and also to utilize the global opportunities. CIFA is also working to create awareness amongst farmers on various Government of India incentives and encourage participation of private Indian industries in rural development. CIFA is also involved in various social welfare activities to improve the quality of lives of the rural people, conducting sports events, creating awareness on AIDS, blood donation, importance of education of girl children, de-addiction campaign for alcoholism, creating awareness of donation of human organism etc., amongst farmers and rural villagers

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The Coca-Cola Company believes that the business should bring benefit and refreshment to communities wherever it operates, and in line with this belief the Company provides extensive support for community programs across the country, with a focus on Education, Health, Environment Enhancement and Community Support by tying up with local NGOs. Those projects have benefited several schools, thousands of students and other communities near and around Coca-Cola bottling plants in Andhra Pradesh. The Company has been actively promoting and supporting various projects that bring benefit to local communities and some of the recent initiatives include construction of check dams, setting up of rainwater harvesting projects, grant of scholarships to students across the entire State and provision of free health camps. Some of these efforts were also recognized by the Andhra Pradesh Government which bestowed the Best Management Award to the Company in the year 2005.

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