In recognition of outstanding performance in the Tokyo Olympic by the Hockey players, the Hockey Punjab led by Punjab Sports Minister Pargat Singh on Saturday felicitated Olympic medal winner players here at Gymkhana Club.


The Minister assured that the State Government would make all out efforts to ensure requisite coordination between education and sports department so as to get budding players, who could become players of national and international repute in future.


During the lunch hosted by Hockey Punjab, Pargat Singh said that channelising the untapped potential of players towards right direction was call of the day, which could not only increase the medal tally at national and international events but also help in creating a healthy society. The needful practice, training and sports facilities can also improve the performance of our players in Olympic and other events as they are fully competent and talented, said Pargat Singh.


The Minister also pointed out that the synergy between Education and Sports sectors would also help in producing more starts in respective sports. The meticulous coordination between these sectors will prove to be inculcated the significance of sports too amongst students right from the primary classes, said the Minister adding that this synergy could convert budding players to stars of sports arena.


On this occasion, Olympic medal winner player Harmanpreet Singh (vice captain of Indian hockey team), Rupinder Pal Singh, Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Simranjit Singh, Varun Kumar, Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Krishna Bahadur Pathak and memer of India women hockey team Gurjit Kaur’s sister Pradeep Kaur was also honoured. The captain of India Hockey team can not attend the function due to his prior fixed meeting with the Indian Olympic Federation President Narinder Batra at New Delhi while Gurjit Kaur was at Bengaluru for coaching camp of Indian hockey team.

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Earlier, the President of Hockey Punjab Nitin Kohli, Vice President Harpreet Singh Mander, Secretary Jalandhar Gymkhana Tarun Sikka welcomed the Sports Minister. Prominent amongst those present on the occasion included ADC Amarjit Singh Bains, Mayor Jagdish Raj Raja, Navjot Singh Mahal, Ramesh Mittal, Naresh Mittal, Olympians namely Davinder Singh Garcha, Rajinder Singh, Baljit Singh Dhillon, Balwinder Singh Shammi, Sanjit Kumar. Apart from these Surinder Singh Bhapa, Daljit Singh (Custom), Ripudaman Kumar Singh, Sukhjit Cheema, Baldev Singh Bajwa, Amrik Singh Puar, Lakhwinder Singh Khaira, and industrialists of Jalandhar were also present.






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