The Ruparelia Foundation, a charitable arm of the Ruparelia Group and Victoria University, a learning institution owned by the Ruparelia Group, donated to the Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) a fully equipped ambulance.
Dr. Lawrence Muganga, the vice chancellor of Victoria University and Rajiv Ruparelia, the Ruparelia Group’s Managing Director handed over the state of the art ambulance at even held in Kampala on Tuesday.
Dipu Ruparelia, the president of Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda revealed that this is the first time in 20 years that they are having an ambulance.
“This is a huge achievement on our quest to make motorsport safe in Uganda. This is going to help us evacuation of emergency evacuations of our competitors in all disciplines of motorsport- rallying, motorcycling etc,” he said.
Dr. Muganga said that Victoria University and the Foundation would “continue working closely with the FMU and motorsport fraternity in general, to improve the safety of all the actors in the sport and equally important build their capacity through Continuing Professional Development.”
Dr. Muganga also announced that Victoria University had started offering cutting-edge professional training including Sports Development and Management, which was available for the entire FMU fraternity and all Ugandans to benefit from.
“Victoria University’s Sports Development And Management course is designed to empower you with life-long skills in sports development, management and science, allowing you to develop a rewarding career in sport.
The Course can help you become a sports manager who can lead sport organizations in a range of activities. You’ll learn how to support marketable, profitable and competitive teams on and off the field, with specialized learning in systems, marketing, finance, management, law, analytics, to mention but a few,” he said.
Rajiv Ruparelia, the managing director of Ruparelia Group, and also a rally driver with Rajiv Ruparelia Rally Team said the ambulance boosts confidence amongst drivers participating in rallies.
‘The fans need to become more responsible, individually amongst their own community, because they should know the risks and danger, they’re putting themselves into; they should know the risks and dangers they are putting the driver into.
And this (the ambulance) should only be in case of an emergency- but as the motorsport community, this should be something we avoid using at all costs,” he said.
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