Publish Date: April 2, 2022
World Class Indoor Sports Complex Built with Alumnus Saurabh Mittal's Support Inaugurated at IIT Delhi
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- Mittal Sports Complex' Built with the Support of 1995 Batch IIT Delhi Alumnus Mr Saurabh Mittal
New Delhi: A world class indoor sports complex spread over 2000 square meters was inaugurated at IIT Delhi on Friday. The indoor sports facility named ‘Mittal Sports Complex’ has been built with a generous support of 1995 batch Institute alumnus Mr Saurabh Mittal (B. Tech., Electrical Engineering).
The indoor sports complex, which has number of sports facilities like badminton, squash courts and table tennis halls, was inaugurated by Saurabh Mittal and his parents Dr S K Mittal and Mrs Kusum Mittal in the presence of senior functionaries and students of IIT Delhi.
The three-storey fully air-conditioned state-of-the-art indoor sports complex built for the IIT Delhi students and employees houses four badminton courts, two squash courts, two table tennis halls, an Open Air Theatre, office space, a conference room and terrace garden.
The sports amenities at the Mittal Sports Complex will add to the existing sports infrastructure on the campus and will play a key role in the successful hosting of various sporting events like Inter-IIT Sports Meet and Institute level championships.
Saurabh Mittal, who had contributed Rs 10 Cr for the indoor sports complex, is presently Chairman of Singapore headquarterd Mission Holdings, his private global investment holding company. After completing his Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in 1999, he had partnered with two of his IIT Delhi classmates and co-founded Indiabulls Group.
Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration, Mr Saurabh Mittal said, “The IITian is forged equally inside the lecture theatre as in the student facilities like sports, and creative activities. Long-term leaders get honed in a diverse atmosphere of excellence across various activities. I am delighted to help build a community place that will further the development of students and contribute to the leaders of tomorrow”.
Prof Rangan Banerjee, Director, IIT Delhi said, “We are delighted that our alumnus has supported the creation of this state-of-the-art sports complex. This will enable the all-round development of our students.”
Saurabh Mittal had received the best graduate and Alok Saxena Memorial Award at IIT Delhi in 1995. In 2017, he was conferred the Distinguished Alumni Award by IIT Delhi in recognition of his contributions to Corporate Business Development & Entrepreneurship.