- Mahindra & Mahindra handed over a new Mahindra Thar SUV to World Boxing champion Nikhat Zareen, and launched the ‘Road to Gold’ initiative to inspire young women to pursue their sports dreams.
- Indian women boxers dominated at the 2023 World Women’s Boxing Championships, with eight Indian boxers making the quarterfinals and four qualifying for the medal rounds, and Mahindra partnered with the event with their new Thar SUV serving as an official vehicle.
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. today handed over the keys to a new Mahindra Thar SUV to World Boxing champion Nikhat Zareen, who defeated Nguyen Thi Tam of Vietnam to win her second world title.
Nikhat Zareen is also the second Indian female boxer after MC Mary Kom to have won two or more gold medals at the world level. Nikhat Zareen is now regarded as one of India’s greatest female boxers.
In addition, Indian women boxers dominated at the International level at the 2023 World Women’s Boxing Championships, with eight Indian boxers making the quarterfinals and four qualifying for the medal rounds. India also led the medal count among the 63 nations, with four gold medals.
“We want to encourage the country’s emerging sports talent to win more accolades for India at the global level, bringing honour to our country. We also believe that the ‘Road to Gold’ initiative will motivate many young women to pursue their ambitions “Mahindra’s President of the Automotive Division, Veejay Nakra, stated.
The ‘Road To Gold’ initiative, launched in collaboration with the Boxing Federation of India, aims to capture the individual journeys of the boxers as a video series, showcasing the hard work, dedication, and perseverance that goes into achieving success.
This series, according to Mahindra, will provide a good platform for young women to inspire and be inspired, motivating them to pursue their sports dreams. In addition, such initiatives strengthen the brand’s commitment to social responsibility.
Furthermore, Mahindra has partnered with the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, with the new Mahindra XUV300 TGDi and Thar SUVs serving as official vehicles for the event.
About Mahindra Thar SUV
In India, the off-road-focused SUV Mahindra Thar is available with three engine options. The 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine produces 117bhp and 300Nm of torque, making it the least powerful of the bunch. Furthermore, this powertrain is only available in RWD configuration.
The 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine, on the other hand, produces 130bhp and 300Nm of torque. Customers can also get this powertrain with a 6-speed automatic transmission. In addition to these engine options, there is a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 150bhp and 300Nm of torque.
With such initiatives, Mahindra has been encouraging and nurturing young talents in India to win more international accolades for the country. We also anticipate that more companies will launch similar initiatives to encourage young talent in India.
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