Nippon Paint Brings Young Badminton Champs Face-to-Face with Satwiksairaj Rankireddy in an Inspiring Meet and Greet


Chennai – India, 3rd February 2024: In an inspiring display of commitment to nurturing future
sporting talent, Nippon Paint (India) Private Limited (Decorative Division) hosted a special “Meet and
Greet” event for the finalists of the Chennai Badminton tournament. The event was conducted along
with the Chennai District Badminton Association and Referee Association. The young players had the
unique opportunity to interact with badminton star Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, a true champion whose
story embodies dedication and perseverance, with a touch of Nippon Paint magic.
The event buzzed with excitement as the rising stars of badminton met their idol. Satwiksairaj, a
doubles specialist known for his electrifying smashes and strategic gameplay, engaged with the young
badminton enthusiasts. Satwiksairaj spent the afternoon with the youngsters, sharing tips and
watching them play their final match. He went on to award the winners Aadhavan Lesley and Laya
Ajith Kumar and the runners-up R Taran Raj and Sri Meenakshi. K with winner trophies, individual
medals, and certificates and congratulated them. He also shared a sneak peek into his own journey
to the top, emphasizing the importance of hard work, discipline, and the unwavering support of loved

Speaking about the event, Mr. Mahesh Anand, President – Nippon Paint (India) Private Limited
(Decorative Division) said, “Nippon Paint India is proud to be associated with badminton, a sport
that embodies passion, agility, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. We believe that every champion
deserves a stage to shine, and we are committed to providing that platform for talented young players
like these.”
Satwik and Chirag currently reign supreme as the World’s No. 1 men’s doubles pair in the Badminton
World Federation rankings. Their journey to the top has been an inspiring one, marked by grit,
determination, and an unshakeable partnership. Nippon Paint officially signed the doubles pair
Satwiksairak Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty in April 2023 and received the pendant logo position on
the player’s jerseys across all BWF events. The brand also takes great pride in supporting Indian
athletes and sports in India. They also actively support other sports like Cricket, Kabaddi, Volleyball,
Cycling, Motorcycling, Jallikattu, Kambla, and more.
The young badminton finalists left the event not only motivated by Satwiksairaj’s words but also
inspired by Nippon Paint India’s dedication to their dreams. By hosting such initiatives, the brand aims
to inspire young athletes, provide them with access to role models, and cultivate a love for the sport.
The Meet and Greet served as a testament to the brand’s unwavering commitment to empowering
sportsmanship and shaping the future of badminton in India.
About Nippon Paint:
Nippon Paint, founded in Japan has over 141 years of experience and is the number one paint
manufacturer in Asia, and among the leading paint manufacturers of the world. Nippon Paint produces
high-quality paints and coats for decorative, industrial, and automotive section Over the years, Nippon
Paint has perfected its products by means of breakthrough paint technology, with an emphasis on
innovation and eco-friendliness. Nippon Paint’s mission is to create advanced products that boost quality of life while protecting the environment. Through innovative technology, Nippon Paint benefits
its customers and society. The company and its subsidiaries have presence in 31 countries which
includes Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, China, India, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Germany,
Greece, and Russia.