Bhubaneswar: The primary Hockey India Junior & Sub-Junior Girls’s Academy Nationwide Championship 2021, organised by Odisha Naval Tata Hockey Excessive Efficiency Centre (ONTHHPC), concluded with SAI Academy lifting the winner’s trophy. SAI Academy gained the trophy within the junior class by beating Madhya Pradesh Academy by 2-1 within the finals and Odisha Naval Tata Hockey HPC attaining the third place by defeating Khalsa Hockey Academy by 5-1.
Earlier on March 25, 2021, within the nail biting finals of the Sub-junior class, SAI Academy had emerged winners after defeating Odisha Naval Tata Hockey HPC 2-2 (4-5) after a penalty shootout. Bhumiksha Sahoo of Madhya Pradesh was declared as the most effective scorer of the sub junior and Taranpreet Kaur of Khalsa Hockey Academy Amritsar for junior classes.
The match that commenced on March 17 and concluded on March 26, 2021 had participation of 14 Hockey India-Affiliated Academy groups within the Junior Girls’s class and 10 groups within the Sub-Junior class.
The occasion was hosted by the Division of Sports activities and Youth Providers (DSYS), Govt. of Odisha & Odisha Naval Tata Hockey Excessive Efficiency Centre beneath the patronage of the guardian physique Hockey India. All league matches until the quarter finals had been performed beneath pure gentle and Semi-Finals & Finals had been performed beneath Flood lights on the Kalinga Hockey Advanced Principal stadium.
Within the post-match closing ceremony, the Chief Visitor Shri Vishal Kumar Dev, Principal Secretary, Division of Sports activities & Youth Providers of Odisha and Padma Shri Dilip Tirkey, Chairman, Hockey Promotion Council, Odisha offered the awards to the winners within the presence of Shri Pratap Satpathy, Common Secretary, Hockey Odisha, Shri Ashwini Mohanty, Resident Government, Tata Metal, Bhubaneswar, Shri Rajiv Seth, Challenge Director, ONTHHPC, Shri Sudhir Diggikar, CEO, Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar and Shri Varun Kappal, Regional Supervisor, Tata Trusts, Bhubaneswar.
Addressing the members through the presentation ceremony, Principal Secretary, Sports activities and Youth Providers Division, Authorities of Odisha, Shri Vishal Okay Dev, mentioned, “You all have made an impression along with your good efficiency and this shall be your basis for a lot of different achievements sooner or later. Your enthusiasm and power through the matches right here at Kalinga Stadium was phenomenal. We’re happy with you all. That is the place your Hockey legends and icons have performed, that is the place you’ve gotten performed. So, whether or not gained or misplaced, let this be your best take from this match”.
Congratulating the members Shri Chanakya Chaudhary, Chairman, Hockey Ace Basis, and Vice President, Company Providers, Tata Metal, mentioned: “Tata Metal has at all times been dedicated to advertise a tradition of sports activities in our nation. Odisha Naval Tata Hockey HPC has been considered one of our endeavors on this route. It has been an honor to host the primary ever Hockey India Junior & Sub Junior Girls Academy Nationwide Championship in Bhubaneswar in affiliation with the Division of Sports activities and Youth Providers, Govt of Odisha. Within the ten days of the match, there was a wonderful present of ability and sportsmanship by greater than 400 gamers from 24 groups who had come from all throughout India. My heartiest congratulations to the winners and in addition to all of the members”.
The Odisha Naval Tata Hockey Excessive Efficiency Centre (HPC) was set-up in Bhubaneswar with a imaginative and prescient to groom high sporting expertise in hockey and produce world-class sportspersons. It was established by the Division of Sports activities & Youth Providers, Govt. of Odisha, in partnership with the HAF (Hockey Ace Basis) and beneath the aegis of the Tata Trusts and Tata Metal, and was launched on August 13, 2019, by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik, together with Mr T.V. Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Metal.
The HPC was began in Bhubaneswar as a part of the three-pronged Tata Odisha Hockey Programme which is a joint initiative of Tata Metal, Tata Trusts and Authorities of Odisha to nurture sports activities expertise within the State, which is already being hailed as a cradle for the game.
The HPC is known as in honour of Naval H. Tata to commemorate his contribution to Hockey in India, his achievements as an excellent sports activities administrator and fervour for sports activities. Naval H. Tata held prestigious positions together with that of President of the All India Council of Sports activities (AICS), President of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for fifteen years and Vice Chairman of the Worldwide Hockey Federation (IHF).