Hockey India Recommend Sreejesh for Khel Ratna, 3 Names for Arjuna
Hockey India on Wednesday, 1 May, announced the recommended players for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, Major Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement 2019.
Ace goalkeeper PR Sreejesh has been recommended for the Khel Ratna Award, while the experienced duo of men hockey team's midfielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam and forward Akashdeep Singh and women hockey team's defender Deepika have been recommended for the Arjuna Award.
Hockey India has also recommended Dr RP Singh and Sandeep Kaur for the Major Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement 2019, while coaches Baljeet Singh, BS Chauhan and Romesh Pathania have been recommended for the Dronacharya Award 2019.
Speaking on the recommendations, Mr Rajinder Singh, Secretary General, Hockey India said, “We are happy to endorse these current and former hockey players for the National Awards 2019. Over the course of their careers, as players and coaches respectively, these athletes have contributed immensely to Indian Hockey.
They have always stood out while performing for the nation and have taken the Indian Team to great heights. It is with pride that they have donned the Indian colors, helping the team in achieving several successes across many years, and it is with pride and happiness that we, at Hockey India, recommend their names for the National Awards 2019.”