Army man brings laurels for State in Rowing Championship

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Army man brings laurels for State in Rowing Championship

Friday, 04 January 2019 | Divya Modi | Ranchi

Subedaar Ranjit Sigh always wanted to join the Indian Army and serve his country. He had never imagined that on joining the Army he would be involved in a sport like rowing about which he had never even heard of. He feels he is extremely lucky to be able to be able play this sport and bring laurels to his country.

Singh belongs to Ferozpur district in Punjab and has been posted in Ramgarh, Jharkhand with the Sikh regiment since 2006. With a height of more than six feet, Ranjit got selected for rowing and was sent to Pune for further training in the sport.

At the Army Rowing Node in Pune, he was trained for three years before he got selected for the India Camp in 2009. He played at the Asian Rowing Championship 2009, held at Taiwan where he won two silver medals. He again won two silver medals at the Asian Games 2010 at Guangzhou China. At the Asian Championship in South Korea in 2011 and then again in China in 2013, Singh won a silver medal each. At the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea he won a bronze medal.

Singh had joined the Army as a Jawan. Winning medals at international sporting events, he was promoted to the rank of a Hawildar and later as a Naib Subedaar. He is presently serving as a Subedaar and is training new kids in the sport at the Patratu Dam.

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