Sprots Achievers felicitated in the 2nd Major Dhyan Chand Sports Awards 2016

(S.S. Dogra)

It was wonderful Sport Award event dedicate to Major Dhyan Chand-Hockey Legend held at Indian Islamic Culture Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The Award ceremony started with the National anthem of India & Australia. In the inaugural speech Mohammed Tahir highlighted the India’s achievements in the world of sports. After that Chris Eltsoft -Dy. High Commissioner of Australia in India also expressed his gratitude towards deep bonding relationship of Indo-Australia.He further added that Australia working on a project proposed by P.M. Narender Modi in the direction for better sports results in India also.

Mr. Mohammed Tahir organizer & Vice President of Sports Award Committee informed that in the second edition the sports awards were given in the following categories: Best Player in Cricket (Female) to Harmanpreet Kaur, Best Player in Body Building to Suhash Khamkar from Maharashtra, Best Player in open water swimming to ace swimmer Menakshi Pahuja, Best Player in Shooting to Olympian Jitu Rai, Best Player in Para Athlete Sharath Gayakwad, Best Cricket Coach- Tarak Sinha, Best Coach (Body Building) Bhupinder Dhawan, Best Person Promoting Sports (male)- Virender Singh Rawat( Football), Best Coach Promoting Sports (female)- Sunita Joshi (Jump Rope), Best School Promoting Sports -Modern School Barakhamba Road Delhi, Best Company Promoting Sports –ONGC, Best NGO Promoting Sports-NAZ Foundation, Best Sports Federation -Wrestling Federation of India, Life Time Achievement Award -Dr. Sunita Godara (Asian Marathon Winner).

Many dignitaries like Mr. Brijbhushan Saran (Member of Parliament & President of Wrestling Federation of India), Mr. Rahul Kothari (Presdient BJP Yuva Morcha, Madhya Pradesh & President of Physical Foundation of India), Dr. Kiran Walia ji-Ex.Minister Delhi Govt., Anca Verma-( Miss Universe Romania) Olialia Ambassador-in-India, Ms. Sajjia Sahoie-Filmmaker from Afghanistan along with hundreds of sports lovers graced this grand sports award Ceremony.

Some Russian songs & dancing performance also appreciated by one and all present in the auditorium.The whole programme was anchored by Monica.