x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Fostering reading habits | Jamaat leader, brothers of terrorists repose faith in democracy | Triumph of democracy: Baramulla breaks 40-yr record of highest turnout | J&K Police Inspector sits over transfer order | Restoration of J&K statehood solemn promise: PM Modi | Injured tourist couple showing improvement | SC refuses to entertain plea against new criminal laws | Cong didn’t revoke Article 370 for appeasement’s sake: Amit Shah | 5 youth detained with fake USD currency notes | 5 youth detained with fake USD currency notes | Weather to remain dry | Fire engulfs forest area in Udhampur | HPLA meeting held at Jaypee University of Information Technology | NC Sunami in Pir Panjal Zone: Rattan Lal Gupta | Tourist arrivals in Kashmir not right barometer of normalcy: Omar Abdullah | Will restore jobs, land rights of J&K taken away by current govt: Azad | CS reviews overall security scenario | Dr Darakhshan Andrabi visits Educational Institutions, meets public delegations, BJP leaders in Poonch | Restoration of Trains | Agniveers are not just soldiers but leaders, innovators, defenders: CDS Anil Chauhan | Delhi HC dismisses plea to mandate doctors specify drugs' side effects to patient | Earthquake of 4 magnitude hits Ladakh | Power shu tdown | Lecture session on "Personal Hygiene" organized | One day teachers training workshop held at GGHSS Bhaderwah | Tawi Trekkers Initiates Summer Reconnaissance Treks | DDC inspects progress of work on Domail-Katra Section of DAK Expressway | Crackdown on illegal mining, 5 vehicles seized | GDC, SHO conduct special lecture on drug abuse, cyber crime at Ghagwal | Cyber Cell solves online financial fraud amounting to Rs 11,12,000 | J&K wins 11 medals in India Skill Competitions 2024 | 5 bovine smugglers arrested, 13 bovines rescued | Police registers 6 FIRs, arrests 5 bovine smugglers, seizes 6 vehicles | Lady murdered, accused husband arrested | DPS Nagbani celebrates 'Atulya Bharat' with a cultural extravaganza | Farewell party at GDC Jourian celebrates final year students | GDC Purmandal organizes an excursion for the students | Sai Shyam College organizes Anti-Tobacco & Anti-Drug awareness program | J&K wins 11 medals in India Skill Competitions 2024 | GDC Nagrota holds elections for the Staff Secretary | SMVDU Alumnus from Institute for Plasma Research, Gujarat interacts with Students | Government Polytechnic College Jammu organizes technical visit to Gladni Grid Station | DPS Kathua hosts Inter-School Zone Level Cricket, Football Tournament | COL Vinod Pmg Jammu discusses post office schemes with Dc Rajouri | PDP hold protest over power crisis Fee hike in Srinagar | Agriculture Department Kashmir celebrates ‘World Bee Day’ | Missing lady along with her minor child traced out within 02 days | BJP all set to create new benchmark in Punjab Lok Sabha Polls: Kavinder | Spl Tribunal dismissed Ex-Deputy CM Wifes’ petition, imposed costs Rs 10 lacs | ECI establishes 187 special polling stations in Baramulla PC: CEO | Back Issues  
 
news details
“Wanted to honour hockey”: PM Modi on renaming Khel Ratna Award
8/18/2021 11:10:01 PM

Agencies

New Delhi, Aug 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he wanted to honour the game of hockey when he decided to rename Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award as the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.
The Indian Tokyo Olympics contingent had visited the PM’s official residence on Monday. While interacting with the men’s hockey team, PM Modi said, “I congratulate everyone in the team for the win. You have paid the biggest homage to Major Dhyan Chand. And after getting inspired by you, I made the decision because I wanted to honour hockey.”
“You have done wonders. Until India wins a medal in hockey we don’t get the feeling the country has won something in Olympics,” he added.
PM Modi had spoken to men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh after the side lost the semi-final clash against Belgium in the Tokyo Olympics.
India star goalkeeper PR Sreejesh said the PM’s call acted as a big motivation for the side before the bronze medal match.
“Sir, thank you for talking to us after our semi-final defeat. When we win everyone praises us, but you called us after our defeat and that was a big motivation for us,” Mr Sreejesh told PM Modi.
The Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams put up inspiring performances at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics.
While the men’s side ended a 41-year wait for an Olympic medal by winning the Bronze Medal, the women’s hockey team fought hard against the best teams in the world and earned their best-ever finish (fourth place) at the Olympic Games.
“More than the medal, parents’ belief in sports will rise. Earlier, parents used to push their child towards studies, but now things will change. After this Olympics, parents will help their child excel in sports if his/her interest lies there,” PM Modi told the women’s hockey team.
Meanwhile, the Odisha government, which became the official partner of the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams in 2018, has extended its partnership with the national teams for 10 more years.
The announcement was made on Tuesday during the state felicitation program organised for the two teams in Bhubaneswar after their historic performance at the Tokyo.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU