Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Arjun Awaredee Dr. Roopa Saini Joins Desh Bhagat University As Director Sports

Desh Bhagat University has appointed Arjun Awardee and one of the strongest pillars of Indian women hockey, Dr. Roopa Saini as Director-Sports. In Indian sports, Dr. Saini is a very well-known name. She has served Indian hockey for more than two decades and has a long sports, teaching and administrative experience. Government of India honoured her with Arjuna Award for her excellent contribution in the development of Indian hockey. She was then the youngest sportsperson of the country to get this prestigious award. Punjab Government also honoured her with Nishan-E-Khalsa and several other awards. Dr. Saini represented Indian Woman Hockey team as captain during Moscow Olympics 1980, World Championship 1979 and World Hockey Cup 1978. She served as a principal in Govt. Randhir College Kapurthala and Govt. Mahindra College, Patiala. Besides this , she has remained associated in various capacities with a number of Women Hockey organistions. While talking about her vision for the university, Dr. Saini said that she has observed that students of the university have the potential to do big in sports and with proper guidance and training, they can achieve any target. She will try her best to develop the sports capabilities of the students as well as the reputation of the university to new heights. While congratulating her on joining, the university Chancellor Dr. Zora Singh, Pro-Chancellor Tejinder Kaur and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Shalini Gupta wished her all the best and said that the students will get a lot of benefit from her long and exemplary sports and educational experiences and it will help them immensely.

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