Punjab’s Manpreet to get ‘Khel Ratna’ today, President to honor him for winning bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics

Manpreet Singh, captain of the Indian men’s hockey team that made history at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, will be the country’s sports gem. Under his leadership, the team won a bronze medal in the Olympics after 41 years. On Saturday afternoon, President Ram Nath Kovind will confer the Major Dhyan Chand Award on him.

Punjab Manpreet to become Khel Ratna

Let it be known that Manpreet is a resident of Jalandhar, Punjab. Earlier, he was nominated for the Arjuna Award. However, he was later selected for the Khel Ratna, the highest honor of the game.

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Manpreet, a resident of Mithapur in Jalandhar, started playing hockey after seeing his brothers. Manpreet’s elder brothers Amandeep Singh and Sukhraj Singh also played hockey. Seeing them, Manpreet started playing hockey. Manpreet has achieved many important feats in his hockey journey.

Punjab Manpreet to become Khel Ratna
Punjab Manpreet to become Khel Ratna

For which he was named the Junior Player of the Year in Asia in 2014. After this, Manpreet was awarded the title of best player by the International Hockey Federation in 2019. Manpreet has won several gold medals at the Asian and Commonwealth Games.

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