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Alpine Snowboarding Indian Athlete Mehraj-ud-Din Khan Secures Bronze at FIS VIA Stars Cup 2024



Alpine Snowboarding Indian Athlete Mehraj-ud-Din Khan Secures Bronze at FIS VIA Stars Cup 2024

Mumbai, 01st April 2024 — SBI General Insurance is delighted to extend our warmest congratulations to Mehraj-ud-Din Khan, for his exceptional achievement of securing a third-place finish at the FIS VIA Stars Cup 2024 in Kopaonik, Serbia. His achievement marks a significant milestone as the first Indian to claim an international snowboarding medal, and we are immensely proud to have supported him on this remarkable journey.

Mehraj-ud-Din Khan’s stellar performance in the ongoing FIS VIA Stars Cup 2024 not only underscores his exceptional talent but also symbolizes the growing prominence of Indian athletes in winter sports on the global stage. His dedication, perseverance, and unwavering commitment have propelled him to this historic moment, inspiring aspiring athletes across the nation.

In addition to securing the Bronze in Serbia, he has now become the first Indian to win medals in two consecutive FIS snowboarding races, showcasing his consistency and prowess in the sport. SBI General Insurance, through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, has partnered with Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) to support the Inspire Winter Sports Excellence Programme (IWSEP). Through this partnership, SBI General has nurtured and supported talented athletes like Mehraj-ud-Din Khan, Arif Khan, Zain Syed, and Faizan Ahmad Lone. SBI General aims to create more such opportunities for Indian athletes to excel on the international stage and inspire future generations .

Mr. Kishore Kumar Poludasu, MD & CEO, SBI General Insurance said, “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Mehraj-ud-Din Khan for his historic achievement at the FIS VIA Stars Cup 2024. His remarkable performance not only brings pride to our nation but also embodies the spirit of excellence that we at SBI General Insurance are committed to nurturing. Through our CSR initiative, we aim to empower individuals like Mehraj-ud-Din Khan to realize their full potential and make a positive impact in the world of sports. His success serves as an inspiration to us all, and we look forward to continuing our support for the growth of sports in India.”

About SBI General Insurance

SBI General is one of the fastest growing private general insurance companies, with the strong parentage of SBI. We, at SBI General Insurance, are committed to carry forward the legacy of trust and security; and have the vision to become the most trusted general insurer for a transforming India.

Ever since our establishment in 2009, our growth has been exponential in various aspects. We have expanded our presence from 17 branches in 2011 to over 141 branches pan-India. Till date, we have served over 34 crore customers. We have been awarded as the ‘Domestic General Insurer of the Year’ – India at the Insurance Asia Awards 2023 Singapore. Additionally, we were recognized as one of the Best Brands 2023 at the ET Edge Best Brands 2023. Furthermore, we were recognised as Highest Growth – General Insurance runner up at ASSOCHAM 15th Global Insurance Summit & Awards. Recently, recognized as the winner in the ‘Best Large General Insurer’ category at the Mint BFSI Summit & Awards 2023 and also received the accolade of Best BFSI Brands at the ET NOW Best BFSI Brands Conclave 2024.

We have a robust multi-distribution model encompassing Bancassurance, Agency, Broking, Retail Direct Channels and Digital tie-ups. The widespread network of distributors like 22437 plus SBI branches, Agents, other financial alliances, OEMs, and multiple digital partners enable us to extend our reach to the pocketed remote areas of India. We offer a bouquet of products spread across various lines of businesses

that cater to customers across all segments like Retail, Corporate, SME and Rural, ensuring accessibility via digital as well as physical modes.

SBI General Insurance reported a 23.4% growth in Gross Direct Premium (GDP) and the GDP stood at INR 8514 crore in 9M FY 23-24.

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