Managing Trustee, Victory Sports Foundation
Mr SK Thanigaivelan is one of the founding members of Victory Sports Foundation. With a Masters in Social Work., Thanigaivelan is the force that brings in passion into Victory Sports Foundation. A sportsperson himself, it has always been his earnest desire is to cultivate a generation of children who are not just only good sportspersons but also model citizens who contribute to their society.
During his formative years, Thanigaivelan saw many underprivileged children living without much hope in life. Most of them had either dropped out of the school, succumbed to temptation of alcohol/drugs, went astray or took to a life of crime. The burning desire to give back to his community and do something useful for these children consumed him. This is when the idea of Victory Sports Foundation was born. His vision is to transform the lives of these children through the power of sports.
Thanigaivelan’s contribution to sports has been recognized by the Indian Sports Ministry and UNICEF. As a sportsperson, he has participated in National Level sports competitions in Yoga, Basketball and Boxing. He has been instrumental in setting up 5 football grounds in 4 districts of Tamil Nadu. He currently consults for Disha Sports Academy, CSR project of the Ma Foundation’s CSR wing and is instrumental in implementing the organization’s CSR activities across Tamil Nadu.
Thanigaivelan is also the recipient of the Changing Lives Through The Power of Sports Award in 2010, Ramanujachariya Ambedkar Award in 2017 and Swami Vivekananda Youth Power Award in 2020
Mr Veerendra Mathur is has been associated with Victory Sports Foundation since our inception. A philanthropist at heart, he has been instrumental in providing focus to all our initiatives.
A first generation entrepreneur, Mr Mathur finished his post-graduation in Pharmaceutical studies in the year 1991. He soon went on to establish himself in the field on Information Technology. He has established three ventures in the IT and ITES arena between 1991 and 2000. He exited his last Enterprise, Future Focus Infotech, in April 2020.
He has been an active member of professional bodies such as TiE (The Indus Entrepreneur), ERA (Executive Recruiters Association) & NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies). He has served as the Chairman of ERA and has played the role of Member of the Governing Council of TiE – Chennai.
Inspired by his mother and guided by the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Mr Mathur strives to contribute his bit to the community. The cause of ‘upliftment of underprivileged children’ is very close to his heart. He truly believes that providing them with education and sports support is the way to go to make them rounded personalities and create a positive change in their lives.
Harnessing the human potential, has been his means to various professional & social goals.
One of the co-founders at Victory Sports Foundation, Ms Sharmistha Sen truly believes in the cause of the upliftment of children from underprivileged backgrounds. Her strong conviction and desire for a world where children live safely and happily is one of the driving forces behind Victory Sports Foundation. She helps foster a culture of respect and sensitivity for all our beneficiaries and counterparts.
In addition to being actively involved in Victory’s pursuits, Ms. Sen dons the role of an entrepreneur. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SoftSolutions4U, a software development company specialised in high end web applications.