Hockey India nominated national women’s captain Rani on Tuesday for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Kelatna Award, and Bandana Kataria, Monica and Harman Fritt Singh were nominated for the Arjuna Award.
Lifetime Achievement Awards For the major Dhyan Chand awards, the federation nominated former Indian loyal RP Singh and Tushar Khandker. Coaches BJ Kariappa and Romesh Pathania were nominated for a Dronacharya Award.
India’s Best Sports Honor
The Judging Period for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India’s Best Sports Honor, is from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019. During this time, Rani led the team to a historic win at the 2017 Women’s Asia Cup, won a silver medal in the 2018 Asian Games, and scored a decisive goal that helped India advance to the Tokyo Olympics in the 2019 FIH Olympic Qualifiers. Played an important role.
The team also ranked 9th in their career on the FIH World Rankings. Rani, the first Indian to be named World Game Player of the Year, was awarded the Arjuna Award (2016) and Padma Shri (2020).
Indian strikers Bandana (more than 200 national appearances) and Monica (more than 150 domestic appearances) were nominated for the Arjuna Awards.
They both played a key role in the team’s breakthrough wins in 2019, including the FIH series finals in Hiroshima. Tokyo 2020 Olympic test event and Bhubaneswar Olympic qualification.
Flick expert Harmanpreet Singh
Indian men’s drag flick expert Harmanpreet Singh was also nominated for Arjuna. He played an important role in winning the team at the FIH Series Finals at Odisha. At the 2020 Olympic test event, he led the team to victory in the absence of Manpreet Singh who took a break for the tournament.
Harmanpreet was also a member of the Indian team, who won the Olympic qualifiers against Russia last year. The continued contribution of former Indian stars Dr. RP Singh and Khandker in the field of hockey led to a nomination for the Major Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nominated for a Dronacharya Award, Kariappa coached the Indian Junior Men’s Team with a silver medal at the 2019 Sultan of Johor Cup. Regarding the National Award nominations, Indian Hockey President Mohd Mustaque Ahmad said, Sardar Singh was the last hockey player to win the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
Rani has set a new standard in women’s hockey and we think she deserves the best award. The panel, formed by the Ministry of Sports, will be nominated for the finalists, as well as awards to be awarded on the National Sports Day on August 29, as well as nominations from various national federations.
Indian men’s hockey team defender
Indian men’s hockey team defender Harmanpreet Singh said his teammates played a big part in helping him succeed while competing for the Arjuna Prize after being nominated by the National Federation.
Harmanpreet Singh is pleased to be nominated for the Arjuna Award and commends the team members who have helped him succeed. Hockey India has nominated Harmanpreet and women’s team members Vandana Katariya and Monika for the Arjuna Awards on Tuesday and nominated women’s captain Rani for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
Harmanpreet was a member of the Indian team who won the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualification against Russia last year. I’m very happy with the way I have contributed to the team over the past few years, but the way the team members have supported me has helped me create a product, he said. Press release published by Hockey India.
Hockey is a team sport and we all make sure that we are contributing to the team’s cause in some way. When we score a goal, the scorer is recognized not only as the scorer, but the entire team as a special effort.
I was very happy to hear this,” he added. Singh has also recognized Hockey India’s support over the years. We were very happy to know that Rani was nominated for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Vandana Katariya and Monika were nominated for the Arjuna Award. They did a great show recently and I want to congratulate you.
The Drag Flick Sensation took on the responsibility of the Vice Captain and played a key role in the team’s victory in the FIH Series Final in Odisha.
At the Tokyo Olympic test event
He also led India to victory in the absence of Manpreet Singh who took a break for the event. The 24-year-old said that booking a seat for the now postponed Tokyo Olympics was the team’s biggest achievement last year.
It’s really amazing to compete in the Tokyo Olympics in front of my home crowd last year. I’ll keep that memory forever. The balance of our team was fantastic and everyone worked hard to make the tournament memorable,” he said.
Now we’re going to do our best to get good results in next year’s Olympics. It’s our only goal now and we’re all ready to take on the challenge. We hope we can be on the far better side if we play. First match in Tokyo.