Hockey India on 11 May 2016 recommended Indian women’s team captain Ritu Rani and senior men’s team drag-flicker VR Raghunath along with Dharamvir Singh for Arjuna Award.
Besides, it also recommended Sylvanus Dung Dung for Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award and veteran coach CR Kumar for Dronacharya Award.
VR Ragunath: He debuted for Indian Hockey team in 2005 against Pakistan for bilateral series.
Ritu Rani: She led the team from the front and helped it achieve the 2016 Rio Olympic berth.
Dharamvir Singh: He was also a part of the 2014 Asian Games gold medal winning team.
Sylvanus Dung Dung: Aged 70, he was part of the Indian team that won the gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games wherein he had scored the golden goal against Spain.
CR Kumar: He is best known for guiding the Indian junior men’s hockey team to glory in the 2011 Junior World Cup in Hobart when he had served as the team’s Head Coach.
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