60 nat'l hockey players are from Sundargarh

| | BHUBANESWAR
  • 0

60 nat'l hockey players are from Sundargarh

Monday, 27 March 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

As many as 60 hockey players, including 11 in the national team at present, belong to Sundargarh district, Sports Minister Sudam Marandi told the State Assembly on Saturday.

Marandi, in reply to a question of BJP MlA Dilip Ray, said a whopping 61 players from the State have so far found place in the national team including five who have taken part in Olympics events.

The Minister said most of the players of national and international repute belong to Sundargarh district, known as the cradle of hockey.

Ray had regretted that despite producing the maximum number of players of the game, no national or international event has been organised in Sundargarh district.

The Minister said several facilities to promote the game have been created in the district including four Astroturf grounds.

Marndi said players such as lilima Minz, Deepgrace Ekka, Namita Toppo,  Sunita lakra, Anupa Barla, Birendra lakra, Deepsan Tirkey, Anand lakra, Nilam Sanjib Khes, Mariana Kuju and Rashmita Minz are playing for the country in different sections.

Barring Rashmita Minz, all the other players belong to the district, Marndi added. Two of these sportspersons have also been honoured with Padma awards, the Minister pointed out.

State Editions

National Talent Hunt competition held

19 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Bhopalites enjoy delightful, energetic Saturday evening

19 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Two-day CA Students’ conference underway in full swing

19 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Kashmiri Pandits will be back to their homeland soon: Chouhan

19 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Conference held on cardiac diseases

19 January 2020 | PNS | Bhopal

Country needs a youthful party like SP: Mulayam

19 January 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Soleimani’s killing: A new chapter in US-Iran enmity

19 January 2020 | Yasir Ali Mirza | Agenda

Will Trump’s trial be an endgame?

19 January 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Weekly Natter

19 January 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Cheers to Italian luxury

19 January 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘TRPs have eaten up content’

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

The rapist is you

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer