Hyderabad: CtrlS Datacenters Ltd felicitated Commonwealth Games gold medalist Sreeja Akula and her coach Somnath Ghosh. Both of them profusely thanked the CtrlS Chairman Sridhar Pinnapureddy for sponsoring players of UTT Academy, Hyderabad.
"It is heartening to see CtrlS Chairman Sridhar Pinnapureddy believing in the spirit and talent of Indian table tennis players. The support has certainly enabled Sreeja Akula and many others from the grassroots level to achieve greater heights. While we see companies usually sponsoring players after they become popular, CtrlS has been with us all through the journey," Somnath Ghosh said.
"With continued encouragement and support, we can even aim for Asian and Olympic games," Ghosh added. Sreeja shared her inspiring journey and said that her aim is to clinch a medal at Olympics.
Echoing the duo's sentiments, Amarnath Reddy, Chief Relations Officer, Government of Telangana, said: "We are glad to see the kind of unconditional support extended by corporates such as CtrlS to the sport of Table Tennis. Our biggest sponsor is CtrlS/Cloud4C. With this kind of ecosystem, the state in particular, and India as a nation have a bright future in every form of sports. I am sure that we will achieve more strides in the days to come."
Another international player from the Academy, SFR Snehit, missed the occasion since he is in Belgium to play an international tournament. The Academy's Physiotherapist Hirak Bagchi, Assistant Coach Ranjit Barik and budding Table Tennis players were also felicitated.