Venkateswaran Subramanian (Raja) wins WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship 2016 for the 2nd consecutive year

Posted by: at 10/19/2016 03:46:00 am

Subramanian appreciates IDBI Federal Life Insurance’s efforts to make his dream come true

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Pic 1:  WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship 2016 winner Venkateswaran Subramanian recieves the award.

Pic 2:  V Subramanian in action at the WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship 2016.

Venkateswaran Subramanian (Raja) wins WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship 2016 for the 2nd consecutive year

Venkateswaran Subramanian (Raja) wins WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship 2016 for the 2nd consecutive year

Venkateswaran Subramanian (Raja) wins WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship 2016 for the 2nd consecutive year

Mumbai, 19th October 2016:  The second WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship took place from 14 to16 October 2016 at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester. The two-day weekend competition was open to classification groups; 1 to 5 as set out within the WDBS classification system. The tournament included players with physical disabilities who are either ambulant or wheelchair players.

Venkateswaran Subramanian popularly known as Raja topped the standings in the Open Disability Snooker Championship 2016; Group 4-5, after beating Adam Leighton, Vishal Malhotra and David Moore. Raja made 4 breaks above 40 and a number of breaks above 30, which is an achievement in itself. In the Group A standings, Raja played 4 matches, he won 11 frames and lost one.

Despite battling two disabilities, loss of sight in the right eye and a polio-affected right leg; Subramanian emerged victorious at the WDBS Open Disability Snooker Championship 2016 successfully defending his 2015 title. His achievement involved tremendous determination including hand- eye coordination, which is a mandate in this sport.

Commenting on the victory, Venkateswaran Subramanian said, “I would like to thank IDBI Federal Life Insurance for supporting my dream, it wouldn’t have been possible to participate and emerge victorious in the Snooker Championship without their backing. I’m glad I justified the trust they reposed in me. This win has made me confident to participate in the World Championship.”

The proud sponsors of Raja’s dream for the championship, Karthik Raman, CMO, Head Products & Strategy, IDBI Federal Life Insurance said “We at IDBI Federal Life Insurance are extremely pleased to see Subramanian defend his title and clinch a victory in the Open Disability Snooker Championship for the second straight year. It is his sheer talent that got him through the tournament, he has been a true inspiration to other disabled players across the globe. We wish him more success in his future tournaments.”

ABOUT WORLD DISABILITY BILLIARDS AND SNOOKER: The WDBS (WORLD DISABILITY BILLIARDS AND SNOOKER) was formed in September 2015 with the objective of promoting the games of Billiards and Snooker among the disabled and eventually to restore cue sports to the Paralympics. Till 1988 cue sports was a part of the Paralympics. They have had 3 tournaments since their inception across various categories.  

About the sponsors of IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co Ltd:
IDBI Federal Life Insurance is one of India’s growing life insurance companies and offers a diverse range of wealth management, protection and retirement solutions to individual and corporate customers. 

IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co Ltd is a joint ventures of IDBI Bank, India’s premier development and commercial bank, Federal Bank, one of India’s leading private sector banks and Ageas, a multinational insurance giant based out of Europe.

Having commenced operations in 2008, IDBI Federal was able to achieve breakeven within just 5 years; the Company’s passion for innovation and growth helped it achieve this feat.
Through a nationwide network of 2, 964 branches of IDBI Bank and Federal Bank, and a sizeable network of advisors and partners, IDBI Federal Life Insurance has achieved presence across the length and breadth of the country. As on March 31, 2015, the company has issued nearly 7.88 lakh policies with a sum assured of over Rs. 41,856 crore. IDBI Federal Life Insurance has total assets under management of 4,087 crore and a robust capital base of over 800 crores, as on March 31, 2015.
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IDBI Bank Ltd. continues to be, since its inception, India’s premier industrial development bank. It came into being as on July 01, 1964 to support India’s industrial backbone. Today, it is amongst India’s foremost commercial banks, with a wide range of innovative products and services, serving retail and corporate customers in all corners of the country from 1717 branches and 3000 ATMs. The Bank offers its customers an extensive range of diversified services including project finance, term lending, working capital facilities, lease finance, venture capital, loan syndication, corporate advisory services and legal and technical advisory services to its corporate clients as well as mortgages and personal loans to its retail clients. As part of its development activities, IDBI Bank has been instrumental in sponsoring the development of key institutions involved in India’s financial sector – National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) and National Securities Depository Ltd, SHCIL (Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd), CARE (Credit Analysis and Research Ltd).
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Federal Bank is one of India’s leading private sector banks, with a dominant presence in the state of Kerala. It has a strong network of over 1,247 branches and 1,485 ATMs spread across India. The bank provides over four million retail customers with a wide variety of financial products. Federal Bank is one of the first large Indian banks to have an entirely automated and interconnected branch network. In addition to interconnected branches and ATMs, the Bank has a wide range of services like Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, Tele Banking, Any Where Banking, debit cards, online bill payment and call centre facilities to offer round the clock banking convenience to its customers. The Bank has been a pioneer in providing innovative technological solutions to its customers and the Bank has won several awards and recommendations.
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 Ageas is an international insurance group with a heritage spanning 190 years. Ranked among the top 20 insurance companies in Europe, Ageas has chosen to concentrate its business activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the largest share of the global insurance market. These are grouped around four segments: Belgium, United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia and served through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors around the world. Ageas operates successful partnerships in Belgium, the UK, Luxembourg, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India and Thailand and has subsidiaries in France, Hong Kong and the UK. Ageas is the market leader in Belgium for individual life and employee benefits, as well as a leading Non-Life player through AG Insurance. In the UK, Ageas is the sixth largest Non-Life insurer with a number 3 position in cars insured and has a strong presence in the over 50’s market. Ageas employs more than 13,000 people in the consolidated entities and over 30,000 in the non-consolidated partnerships, and has annual inflows of more than EUR 23 billion.
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