Senior business leaders participated in the Charity golf tournament to raise funds for disability inclusion and India’s first Blind Golf team.
In recent years, the color purple has been increasingly associated with disability around the world. As a founding member of CII-IBDN and a signatory to valuable 500, a global initiative to drive disability inclusion as a boardroom agenda, Brookfield Properties partnered with Enable India to host #ThePurpleCup at The Karnataka Golf Association (KGA), Bengaluru, to raise funds for disability inclusion.
Held on October 21, 2021, the tournament was supported by India’s ace golfer ‘Shubankar Sharma’ who teed off against senior business leaders from other organizations. In addition, visually impaired individuals practiced their game under professional supervision at a specially organized golf clinic. The clinic aimed to scout for potential participants to represent India’s Blind Golf team.
‘The Purple Haze’, a post-event sundowner and prize distribution ceremony, was held in the evening, followed by a cocktail dinner and networking among the participants. Speaking at the event, Shantanu Chakraborty, Executive Vice
President, Brookfield Properties, said, “At Brookfield Properties, accessibility, diversity and inclusion are key values that drive everything we do. We have pledged ourselves as members of ‘Valuable 500’ and our campuses are universally accessible. Our partnership with ‘The Purple Cup’ and the Indian
Blind Golf movement is in line with our commitment to inclusion for persons with disabilities.”
We firmly believe that Persons with Disabilities can excel in any field and deserve every opportunity to grow and flourish in their respective domains. This initiative is one of the many efforts to empower these individuals and celebrate their achievements.