Biju Patnaik Sports Award to Indian Hockey Team’s defender Amit Rohidas

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New Delhi: August 26: Indian Hockey Player from Odisha Amit Rohidas has been awarded the prestigious Biju Patnaik Sports Award for outstanding performance in Sports & Games by the Odisha government.

Indian Men’s Hockey Team defender Amit Rohidas exhibited a beautiful game and played an instrumental role as defender in Tokyo Olympic. In the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics Games, India ended the 41-year wait to win an Olympic Medal.

Congratulating the awardees, Hockey India President Gyanendro Ningombam said, “I am very delighted to know that Indian Men’s Hockey Team defender Amit Rohidas has been awarded with the prestigious Biju Patnaik Sports Award for outstanding performance in Sports & Games. He is truly deserving of it. His contribution to the Indian Team in their Bronze Medal feat in the Olympics will go down in history. I wish this accolade will encourage him to do better and better for the Indian team in the coming days.”

Hockey coach Kalu Charan Choudhury, who has been coaching aspiring hockey players from Odisha for many decades, has won the Biju Patnaik Sports Award for Lifetime Achievement in the promotion of Sports & Games.

Cricketer Siba Prasad was awarded the Coach of The Year award.

Congratulating Amit Rohidas, Hockey India tweeted, ‘Congratulations to Amit Rohidas on being awarded the prestigious Biju Patnaik Sports Award for his outstanding performance in Sports and Games’.

 

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