Manpreet turned the very first Indian to win the Worldwide Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Player of the Yr award last thirty day period, although Rani turned the very first-ever player to win the prestigious ‘World Game titles Athlete of the Year’ award in January.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju was the chief guest at the occasion.
“I generally believed that hockey is the heart and soul of Indian sporting activities. It is the pillar of Indian sporting activities. I would like to guarantee that what ever help is wanted from the government’s facet for hockey, we will supply,” Rijiju reported.
Amongst other awards, Olympic gold medallist Harbinder Singh won the prestigious Main Dhyan Chand Life span Achievement Award 2019 for his superb contribution to the sport.
He obtained a hard cash prize of Rs thirty lakh and a trophy. The Milestone Awards were being presented to Deep Grace Ekka, Kothajit Singh and Savita for taking part in two hundred global matches.
They obtained a cheque of Rs one lakh each individual, furthermore a trophy. Harmanpreet Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay and Nikki Pradhan were being also recognised for taking part in 100 matches for India.
They were being presented with a cheque of Rs fifty,000 each individual and a trophy.
Manpreet was also awarded a hard cash prize of Rs 10 lakh for winning the FIH Men’s Player of the Yr 2019, although youngsters Vivek Sagar Prasad and Lalremsiami obtained hard cash awards of Rs five lakh each individual for winning the FIH Soaring Star of the Yr 2019 Awards in the men’s and women’s categories respectively.
Rani was also presented a hard cash prize of Rs 10 lakh for winning the prestigious Earth Game titles Athlete of the Yr 2019.
“It was a wonderful calendar year for our workforce, and I would like to devote this award to my teammates and coaches, devoid of whom I would not be holding this trophy. I hope this award will motivate, not only myself, but a lot more gamers to give their most effective for the country and deliver a lot more laurels,” Manpreet reported.
“I have generally strived to perform difficult for my workforce and my country, and to have been recognised for undertaking the point that I really like undertaking the most, it provides me enormous joy. I would like to thank my teammates, coaches, spouse and children and Hockey India for their help. I devote this award to my workforce.”
Baljit Singh Award for Goalkeeper of the Yr 2019 went to Krishan B Pathak, although Harmanpreet won the Defender of the Yr recognition. Ajit Pal Singh Award for Midfielder of the Yr was bagged by Neha Goyal, although Dhanraj Pillay Award for Ahead of the Yr went to Mandeep Singh.
Each of the earlier mentioned specific awards carried a hard cash prize of Rs five lakh moreover a glittering trophy.
Young Lalremsiami won the Asunta Lakra Award for Impending Player of the Yr 2019 (Women, Beneath-21), although Jugraj Singh Award for Impending Player of the Yr 2019 (Adult men, Beneath-21) was presented to Vivek Sagar Prasad. Hockey India President Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad congratulated all the winners.
FIH President Narinder Batra reported as head of the global federation he is content to see the progress of the Indian teams.
“I would like to congratulate Hockey India for their initiatives of increasing the bar for Indian hockey to highest standards.
Hockey has generally been a extremely critical part of India’s sporting record. I am delighted to see that the activity continue to has a higher adhering to in our country,” he reported.