Tribune Information Service
Jalandhar, June 23
Surjit Hockey Academy on Wednesday celebrated Worldwide Olympic Day right here at Surjit Hockey Stadium, Burlton Park. The celebrations kicked off the Worldwide Olympic Day with a cake minimize by gamers and the office-bearers of the academy.
Dronacharya Awardee and Olympian Rajinder Singh (Junior), who not too long ago received appointed because the Chief Hockey Coach by the Punjab Authorities, congratulated all of the gamers on at the present time. Expressing concern over the falling customary of girls’s hockey in Punjab, he mentioned the Division of Sports activities, Punjab, would quickly take up hockey on the grass-root degree within the state with full planning in order that extra Punjabi gamers could make their place within the Indian hockey workforce.
Harjot Kaur of Surjit Hockey Academy additionally learn a paper on Worldwide Olympic Day on the event. Earlier, the gamers paid tributes to late Milkha Singh and his spouse Nirmal Milkha Singh.
Talking on the event, Surjit Hockey Society basic secretary Iqbal Singh Sandhu mentioned Punjab led the nation in hockey however the number of just one participant Gurjit Kaur in Indian ladies workforce for Olympics-2021 is a testomony to the sharp decline within the degree of girls’s hockey in Punjab. As many as 9 gamers are in Olympic hockey squad from neighbouring state Haryana.
Sandhu mentioned Authorities Senior (Women) Secondary Faculty, Nehru Backyard, Jalandhar, had been operating the nation’s main women hockey coaching centre for nearly 40 years now and Olympian and Worldwide gamers like Nisha Sharma, Harpreet Kaur, Ajinder Kaur, Rajni Sharma, Surjit Bajwa, Sharanjit Kaur and Rajbir Kaur are the merchandise of this hockey centre.
Aside 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 centre received completely closed in 2016.
Sandhu mentioned a hockey academy for ladies must be established in Jalandhar with none additional delay. He additionally demanded that an skilled lady hockey coach must be appointed to impart hockey coaching who may higher perceive the difficulties of the ladies gamers.