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Punjab Names 10 Government Schools After Olympian Hockey Players

Punjab Academy Education Abbot said GSSS, Mithapur has been called afterwards captain Manpreet Singh (File)

Punjab Academy Education Abbot Vijay Inder Singla on Sunday said the accompaniment government has renamed 10 schools afterwards the Olympic medal-winning hockey aggregation players from the state.

Mr Singla said Chief Abbot Amarinder Singh has accustomed approval to rename schools afterwards the names of assorted players from Punjab who were allotment of the Indian men hockey aggregation band which won the brownish badge at the Tokyo Olympics.

The abbot said the Government Senior Secondary Academy (GSSS), Mithapur, Jalandhar has been called afterwards hockey aggregation captain Manpreet Singh. He said the academy will now be accepted as Olympian Manpreet Singh Government Senior Secondary School, Mithapur.

Mr Singla said the GSSS, Timmowal in Amritsar has been called afterwards vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh who was the top scorer in the Olympics for India with six goals. He said the academy will now be accepted as Olympian Harmanpreet Singh GSSS, Timmowal.

The Government Primary School, Mithapur, Jalandhar has been called as Olympian Mandeep Singh, he said in an official statement.

The added schools renamed accommodate GSSS Attari, Amritsar, which will now be accepted as Olympian Shamsher Singh Government Senior Secondary School, Attari afterwards the name of the midfielder.

The Cabinet abbot said the Government Middle School, (Basic Girls), Faridkot has been called as Olympian Rupinderpal Singh Government Middle School.

The Government Middle School, Khusropur, Jalandhar has been called afterwards Olympian Hardik Singh while Government Primary Academy Khalaihara, Amritsar has been called as Olympian Gurjant Singh.

The Government High School, Chahal Kalan, Gurdaspur has been called as Olympian Simranjit Singh Government High Academy Chahal Kalan, Gurdaspur.

Mr Singla said there was a aureate addition of Punjab in the acreage of Indian sports and it has beatific the additional better accidental (after Haryana) in Olympics in the country as 20 sportspersons were from Punjab.

Notably, the Indian men's hockey aggregation rewrote history by claiming an Olympic badge afterwards 41 years. A adamant Indian aggregation had defeated a adventurous Germany 5-4 to win the brownish in an edge-of-the-seat play-off bout in the Tokyo Olympics.

The eight-time above gold-winners, which battled a affecting slump in the aftermost four decades, fabricated the improvement of the aftermost brace of years calculation in the best way accessible with an Olympic medal.

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