Transition from Slums to Rugby Stardom !

International Girl Child Day: Ambuja Cements Strengthens Saloni’s Transition from Slums to Rugby Stardom


Ahmedabad, Oct 11: As we celebrate International Girl Child Day 2023, Ambuja Cements, the cement and building material company of the diversified Adani Group, takes pride in congratulating Saloni Singh  who recently won the ‘silver medal’ at the 18th Asian Rugby 7 tournament in Taiwan, a testament to her extra ordinary talent and dedication. Ambuja Cements, Roorkee had supported Saloni in her remarkable journey to become a rising star in the world of rugby.

Ambuja Cements under its CSR initiative provided Saloni with financial assistance, invaluable guidance and dedicated mentorship to help her pursue her dreams relentlessly. The sports girl’s journey, which began in the slum area of Sonali Park in Roorkee, culminated in a triumphant moment when she won the silver medal in Taiwan, bringing immense pride and glory to her hometown in Uttarakhand. Her trail of glory began during the selection trial in Odisha, where her exceptional skills caught the attention of national team selectors, who recognised her potential and selected her to represent India.

Saloni played a vital role as part of the Indian girls’ rugby team that participated in the 18th Asian Rugby 7 tournament in Taiwan. Representing India as part of the Indian girls’ rugby team, Saloni’s dedication, perseverance, and talent shone brightly and led the team on a path to glory with the remarkable achievement of the silver medal. (Pix courtesy:  Hari Bhoomi)

The Uttarakhand Rugby Association, under the visionary leadership of Suryakant Saini (President) and Ayush Kumar (Treasurer), played a pivotal role in nurturing Saloni’s talent. Ambuja Cements’ patronage played a significant role in her journey by providing her with the necessary financial assistance.

Ambuja Cements remains committed to empowering individuals and communities through sports and education initiatives. It is also dedicated to fostering talent, enabling dreams, and making a positive impact on society.