Dr. Kanwar Deep Singh takes over as President, Indian Hockey Federation
In a development which is distained to change the face of hockey in India, Dr. K.D. Singh was appointed as the President of the Indian Hockey Federation on 29.7.2013. Dr. Singh is the Chairman emirate of the Alchamist Group of Companies. Dr.Singh, an international business leader and member of the Upper House (Rajya Sabha) of the Indian Parliament, is a pioneer of industrial, educational and health care reform in India. A self made business tycoon, Dr. Singh natured into the world of business at an early of 19 with a borrowed sum of Rs.20000. Mr. Singh’s hard work and vision helped him to achieve outstanding business success whilst forging a reputation for integrity and the promotion of fair business practices. His efforts in his public and professional life has been recognized through a number of awards including the jewel of India award from International Solidarity in New York.
WORLD SERIES HOCKEY (WSH) World Series Hockey (WSH)
The first multi-city franchise based hockey tournament (WSH) was held in 2012 in India with 8 franchise clubs participating in a format where teams played on a home and away basis. The tournament was a grand success with crowds swelling at every venue, indicating the popularity of the game in India.
The composition of teams enabled the participation of many talented players from Europe and Australia which made the WSH a truly global event.
Preparations are under way for the second editions of this event in 2013, details of which are expected to be finalized soon.
‘DADA’ DHYAN CHAND – THE JEWEL OF INDIA
Maj. Dhyan Chand, - acknowledged as the greatest player ever to play hockey – participated in 3 Olympics (1928, 1932 & 1936) in which he won a hat tricks of golds. Rightly considered a jewel of the game, his name is being considered by the Government for India’s highest civilian award, the BHARAT RATNA. He will be the first sportsperson to receive the honour as and when it is conferred on him.
India at Olympic & World Cup
India’s performance at the Olympics is nothing short of spectacular and is unlikely to be surpassed by any team in the future.
India ruled the hockey world by winning 6 golds ( in a row ), 1 silver and 1 bronze medal, a record unlikely to be equaled in Olympics.