Falling normal of girls’s hockey in Punjab is a matter of concern – Chief Coach Olympian Rajinder Singh.
To promote hockey on the grass root degree in Punjab, coaching can be began with sports activities planning protecting in view the Olympics-2028.
Tribute paid by gamers to Flying Sikh Late Milkha Singh and Late Nirmal Milkha Singh
JALANDHAR: Surjit Hockey Academy in the present day celebrated International Olympic Day, right here at native Surjit Hockey Stadium, Bultron Park.
Surjit Hockey Academy, run by the nation’s famend Surjit Hockey Society, kicked off the International Olympic Day in the present day with a cake minimize by all of the gamers and office-bearers.
Dronacharya Awardee & Olympian Rajinder Singh (Junior), not too long ago appointed Chief Hockey Coach by Punjab Government, who was the chief visitor, whereas addressing the gamers, congratulated all of the gamers on International Olympic Day. Expressing concern over the falling of the usual of girls’s hockey in Punjab, he mentioned that the division of sports activities, Punjab would quickly take up the game of hockey in Punjab on the grass-root degree with a view to the Olympics-2008 with full planning on the grass-root degree in Punjab in order that increasingly Punjabi gamers can take their place within the Indian hockey staff. He additionally wished the lads’s and ladies’s hockey groups taking part within the Olympic Games beginning in Japan subsequent month to win a gold medal.
Harjot Kaur of Surjit Hockey Academy additionally learn a paper on International Olympic Day on the event. Earlier, the gamers additionally paid tributes to the late Milkha Singh and his spouse Nirmal Milkha Singh.
Speaking on the event, Surjit Hockey Society General Secretary Iqbal Singh Sandhu mentioned that the Punjab who remained main the nation within the area of hockey however the choice of solely wen participant Gurjit Kaur in Indian Women staff for Olympics-2021 is a testomony to the sharp decline within the degree of girls’s hockey in Punjab whereas as many as 9 gamers are in Olympic hockey squad from neighboring Haryana state. Revealing the decline within the area of ladies hockey in Punjab, Sandhu mentioned that Government Senior (Girls ) Secondary School, Nehru Garden, Jalandhar had been operating the nation’s main women hockey coaching heart for nearly 40 consecutive years and Olympian & International gamers like Nisha Sharma, Harpreet Kaur, Ajinder Kaur, Rajni Sharma, Surjit Bajwa, Sharanjit Kaur, Rajbir Kaur are the product of this hockey heart. Apart from producing Olympians, worldwide and nationwide athletes, Punjab had the honour of profitable the very best variety of nationwide championships until 2016 however this wonderful hockey heart completely closed within the yr 2016.
Sandhu demanded from Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurjit Singh Sodhi that with the development of a brand new hockey stadium, the Bultron Park, Jalandhar is now going to be the hub of sports activities, particularly within the recreation of hockey in Punjab and simply because the boy’s hockey academy in is operating efficiently, in the identical vein, a women’ hockey academy ought to be began in Jalandhar with none additional delay. He additionally demanded that an skilled feminine hockey coach ought to be appointed on this women hockey academy to impart hockey coaching who cpuld higher perceive the difficulties of the ladies gamers.
On this event Councilor Bunty Neelkanth, Chief of Surjit Hockey Society P. R. Surinder Singh Bhapa, Joint Secretary Ranbir Singh Rana Tutt, Gurwinder Singh Gullu, Coach Davinder Singh, Yadvinder Singh Johnny, Rajinder Kumar Sharma, Avtar Singh Pinka, and Shivinder Singh Aujla, Gaurav Mahajan and Gaurav Aggarwal had been current