Surjit Hockey Society remembers Olympian Surjit Singh on his 31st death anniversary
Author(s): SK VyasJalandhar, January 8, 2015: Remembering hockey legend former Skipper of the Indian team & Olympian Surjit Singh Randhawa on his 31st death anniversary, the Surjit Hockey Society distributed Sports Kits to Meritorious...
Jalandhar, January 8, 2015: Remembering hockey legend former Skipper of the Indian team & Olympian Surjit Singh Randhawa on his 31st death anniversary, the Surjit Hockey Society distributed Sports Kits to Meritorious Students of Punjab at School for the Meritorious Students, Jalandhar, here on Wednesday.
Kamal Kishore Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar and Olympian Pargat Singh, MLA, Jalandhar Cantt, both President & Working President, respectively, of Surjit Hockey Society along with other players paid their tributes to the legendary Olympian Surjit Singh.
The Surjit Hockey society distributed 350 Sports Kits to Meritorious Student s of Punjab at School on this accession.
It may be mentioned here that Surjit Hockey Society came into existence in 1984 with a pledge to keep the name of Sardar Surjit Singh Randhawa, Olympian alive, who lost his life in a fatal car accident near Jalandhar on Jan 7th, 1984, while fighting hard for up liftmen of the game of Hockey in our Country. Sardar Surjit Singh Randhawa during his stint as a hockey player, participated in the Fifth World Cup Hockey Tournament, the 1974 and 1978 Asian Games. In the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games he was acclaimed as one of the best full backs in the world. In 1973, he was included in the World Hockey XI and a year after he was a member of the All-Star Hockey XI. He was also the top scorer — both in the Esanda International hockey Tournament at Perth and the 1978 Asian Games.
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