Indian Hockey Team and Punjab Olympic Association releases Navdeep Gill’s Book ‘Tokyo Olympics De Saade Hockey Khidari’

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·       Book is based on brief biography of Bronze Medal Winning Indian Hockey Players at Tokyo Olympics

·       The best way to record the achievements of the players is to pen them: Brahm Mohindra

·       Biographies of players become a source of inspiration for future generations: Pargat Singh

Chandigarh : A book ‘Tokyo Olympics De Saade Hockey Khidari’, based on a brief biography of bronze medal winning players of the Indian hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics, was released today. This is the fifth book authored by a Sports Writer Navdeep Singh Gill, who is also a media advisor to the Punjab Olympic Association.

The book was released by Punjab Olympic Association President Brahm Mohindra during an event organised by their association to honour the Hockey Players. Senior Vice President Rajdeep Singh Gill, Secretary General Raja KS Sidhu, Hockey Punjab Secretary Pargat Singh and Punjabi players of Olympic medal winning hockey teams including Captain Manpreet Singh were also present on the occasion.

Congratulating the author, President Brahm Mohindra said that Navdeep has made a great effort to record the achievements of the players.

Former Indian Hockey Captain Padam Shri Pargat Singh said that termed it as a great achievement to write literature on sports and players. “This book written on the biography of the players would be a source of inspiration for future generations,” he said adding that Punjabis have excelled in every field besides making a significant contribution in the sports internationally.

In Tokyo, the Indian hockey team won a medal in the Olympic Games after 41 years.

Navdeep Singh Gill, who is serving as an Information and Public Relations Officer in Punjab Government said that the book comprises a brief biography of all 19 hockey players and Chief Coach Graham Reid. The book also provides information on the history of Indian Hockey at the Olympic Games and the performance of the Indian Hockey Team at the Tokyo Olympics, he added.

Gill has been writing about sports and players for the last 20 years. The author has previously authored four books including ‘Khed Ambar de Punjabi Sitaare’, ‘Main Avain Vekhiaan Asian Khedan’, ‘Akhi Vekhian Olympic Khedan’ and ‘Naulakha Bagh’.

Tokyo Olympics Medallist Harmanpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Simranjit Singh, Hardik Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Shamsher Singh, Gurjant Singh and Krishan Bahadur Pathak besides Hockey Olympian Devinder Singh Garcha, Baljit Singh Dhillon, Hardeel Singh Grewal and Tejbir Singh and Dronacharya Awardee Hockey Coach Baldev Singh were among those who were present during the release.

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