Arjan Singh Memorial: IAF to organize pan-India Hockey tournament

Team India Sentinels Saturday 5th of May 2018 06:25 AM

ARHHG Aiming to propel the awareness of Hockey and also to reinstate its prominence, a national level tournament will be held in Chandigarh from May 7-12, honoring the first and the only ‘Five Star’ rank officer Late Arjan Singh. There will be 16 teams, including eight elite clubs of the country with another eight teams from the armed forces and para military forces. The matches will be conducted at 3 Base Repair Depot (Air Force) and Sector 42 Astro Turf Hockey Grounds at Chandigarh, Indian Air Force Spokesperson Wing Commander Anupam Banerjee said. Late Singh was a keen lover of the game of Hockey. The IAF legend has always been an inspiration to the air warriors and lead from the front not only in the field of battle but also in sporting activities. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa would be the Chief Guest for the final match on May 12. Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command Air Marshal Hemant Sharma will declare the tournament open. The Indian Air Force has always been in the forefront for promoting sports and games. The recently concluded Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia yielded a rich haul of 03 medals from the Air Force stables.


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