SpiceJet sponsors Khel Yatra for underprivileged children


A special initiative backed by 11 NGO’s to cheer budding talent

Gurugram, April 10, 2017: SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, today unveiled ‘Khel Yatra’ for the underprivileged children in Delhi as its chief sponsor. An inter-school 100 meter athletic competition Khel Yatra is a special initiative supported by the airline to identify and appreciate young budding talent from among the underprivileged sections of the society who otherwise go unnoticed.

SpiceJet sponsors Khel Yatra for underprivileged children

SpiceJet sponsors Khel Yatra for underprivileged children

SpiceJet sponsors Khel Yatra for underprivileged children


The competition was conceptualised and organised by two Gurgaon based students Joya Kapoor and Maria Serrato of The American Embassy School. Amit Khanna, former 100 m track champion was invited as the chief guest while Ajay Singh – CMD, SpiceJet was the special guest at the event. Mr. Singh, a sports lover himself was absolutely thrilled to applaud and interact with the young athletes.

The programme was backed by more than 11 NGO’s including --- Udayan Care, Nu Life, Saksham, Shrishti, Naya Savera, Nai Disha, Vidya School and Divine Youth Foundation among others. The competition organised at Thyagaraj Stadium witnessed a joyful audience cheering over 156 participants. The tournament enticed the budding participants with some very exciting prizes wherein the first prize was a round trip air tickets within India, Courtesy SpiceJet, the chief sponsor.

As an airline which pursues the vision of making more Indians fly than ever before, SpiceJet has boldly supported the noble cause of empowering the underprivileged children of the country on numerous occasions. Most recently as a part of its #GivingWingsToDreams program, the airline in association with the Rotary Club of Chandigarh operated a special flight for 50 underprivileged children thereby giving them a lifetime opportunity.

The tournament was concluded with the award ceremony wherein gold, silver and bronze medals were given away to the winners in each category of girls and boys by Amit Khanna, while the runners up were awarded with participation certificates.

About SpiceJet Ltd
SpiceJet is India’s favourite airline that has made flying more affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 343 average daily flights to 46 destinations, including 39 domestic and 7 international ones. The airline connects its network with a fleet of 32 Boeing 737NG and 17 Bombardier Q-400s. The majority of the airline’s fleet offers SpiceMax, the most spacious economy class seating in India, as an additional fee option.

SpiceJet was conferred the CAPA Chairman’s Order of Merit for fastest turnaround in FY 2016 (Feb., 2017) 'Asia's Greatest Brands - 2016',  ‘Global Asian of the Year Award’ for Mr Singh,  & 'Asia's  Greatest CFO 2016' at the AsiaOne Awards at Singapore ( Jan., 2017).  These added to the tally of global recognitions received throughout 2016.  Some of the key accolades that were conferred in 2016 are ‘World Travel Leaders Award’ received by Mr Ajay Singh at WTM London (Nov 2016), ‘Best Check- in Initiative’ award by Future Travel Experience global awards in Las Vegas (Sep 2016), Smart Check In Initiatives awarded at CIO 100 India Symposium & Awards in Pune (Sep 2016), ‘Best Employee Engagement’ amongst 104 corporate entries at the 4th DMA - Thomas Assesments National Award for Excellence in Talent Management in New Delhi (Aug 2016), Best Transportation brand as well as the Best Airline Brand in India for 2016 by Brand Trust Report (Apr 2016) and the four Best Domestic Airline Awards, one for each of the four regions of India by DDP TravTalk.