Monday, May 23, 2022

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img





Arjuna Awardee Hockey legend Charanjit Singh passes away at 92

New Delhi, Jan 27, 2022 – Two-time Olympic medallist and Padma Shri award winner Charanjit Singh passed away on Thursday in Una district, Himachal Pradesh, due to age-related complications. He was 92.

The Arjuna Award winner was part of India’s glorious days. A charismatic halfback, Charanjit Singh had led the Indian team to a historic gold medal in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, beating Pakistan in the final and was also part of the Indian team that won silver in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.

Born on November 20, 1929, Charanjit Singh was an alumnus of Col. Brown Cambridge School, Dehradun and Punjab University. After his illustrious career in international hockey, he worked as Director of the Physical Education department at Himachal Pradesh University, in Shimla.

Hockey India on Thursday mourned the demise of hockey legend Charanjit Singh.

When Hockey India had interviewed the legend in June 2021 for the Hockey India Flashback Series in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, he had fondly remembered the final against Pakistan during the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, the association said in a press release.

He had nostalgically stated, “Both the teams were regarded among the strongest teams during that time, and we had a very challenging outing against them. Moreover, you know, how intense it becomes when you play against Pakistan that too in the final of the Olympics. The match was also interrupted briefly to cool down the tempers of both teams. I told my boys to focus on the game, rather than wasting time talking to them. We were tested hard but also showed great character, and won the match by a narrow 1-0 margin to return home with that historic Gold medal.”

He had further remembered about the grand welcome they received upon returning to India wearing the coveted Gold medal around their necks. “Winning two medals for the country has been a moment of pride and honour for me. You know, after winning the Gold Medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, we were accorded a warm welcome on our arrival at the airport, a lot of fans had assembled, and it was a very special feeling for every one of us.”

Condoling Charanjit Singh’s demise, Hockey India President Gyanendro Ningombam said, “It is a sad day for the hockey fraternity. Even in his old age, he would light up every time there were conversations about hockey and he could accurately recall every great moment he was part of India’s golden days of hockey. He was a legendary halfback who inspired an entire generation of players. He was a very cool-headed captain and he will forever be remembered for his incredible skills on the field and for his humility off the field. On behalf of Hockey India, I expressed my deepest condolences to his family.”  (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,323FansLike
114,302FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

How much and how often should courts adjudicate matters of religous fervour? – by Adeel Ahmed

New Delhi, May 22, 2022- In the old city of Jerusalem, there lies a 187-foot long ‘Western Wall, built by Herod on the western...

Cyber security conundrum – by D.C. Pathak

Sometimes the roots of a problem are obscured by discussions on the 'enormity' of its possible repercussions -- some of this is happening in...

Yasin Malik must pay for the genocide he masterminded – by Deepika Bhan

Coming down the stairs of Delhi's Rouse Avenue courts after being convicted for terror crimes, Yasin Malik wanted to speak to waiting mediapersons, but...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Fruits, veggies may help kids with ADHD fight inattention: Study

New York, May 22, 2022- Eating fruits and vegetables may help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) reduce inattention issues, a new study has suggested. Inattention is a hallmark of ADHD and creates trouble for children to focus, difficulty in remembering things and in regulating emotions. The study showed that kids who consumed more fruits and vegetables showed less severe...

Gadgets & Tech