According to a release issued by Hockey India, the names of former players RP Singh and MC Sangai Ebemal have been recommended for the Dhyan Chand Award for lifetime contribution. For the Khel Ratna award, the performance scale has been kept from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020.
New Delhi. Hockey India The Indian team has sent the names of veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh and former women’s team member Deepika for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award while three names, including drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh, have been sent for the Arjuna award. The names of Indian team members Harmanpreet, Vandana Kataria and Navjot Kaur have been sent for the Arjuna Award for the Tokyo Olympics. The names of coaches BJ Cariappa and CR Kumar have been given for the Dronacharya Award. According to a release issued by Hockey India, the names of former players RP Singh and MC Sangai Ebemal have been recommended for the Dhyan Chand Award for lifetime contribution. For the Khel Ratna award, the performance scale has been kept from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020.
Hockey India nominates goalkeeper PR Sreejesh and former women’s player Deepika for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award while Harmanpreet Singh, Vandana Katariya & Navjot Kaur have been nominated for the Arjuna Award. pic.twitter.com/RXaifXZGvx
— ANI (@ANI) June 26, 2021
During this, Sreejesh played an important role in the silver medal in Champions Trophy 2018 in Breda, bronze medal in 2018 Asian Games and gold medal in FIH Series Final Bhubaneswar 2019. Sreejesh has received Arjun in 2015 and Padma Shri in 2017. Deepika was part of the silver medal winning team at the 2018 Asian Games and the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy. Harmanpreet has played more than 100 international matches. On the other hand, Vandana Kataria has played more than 200 international matches and Navjot has played more than 150 international matches. Gyanandro Ningombam, President, Hockey India, said about the nomination, “It was a matter of pride for all of us to receive the Khel Ratna last year. This time we are sending the names of two of the best hockey players of the country PR Sreejesh and Deepika.” He said, “It is a matter of pride to recommend the names of all these to Hockey India. We are proud of their contributions and achievements.
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