Series of National SeminarsNational Seminar to Promote Indian Women’s Hockey
A National Seminar to Promote Indian Women’s Hockey at the Grassroots was jointly organised by IMT Ghaziabad and Sports: A Way of Life on 28.10.2021 at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Auditorium, Jhansi. The event saw participation of Women’s Hockey Teams from 9 states namely Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Orissa, Indian Railways, Jammu & Kashmir, Gujarat and Uttarakhand. Dr. Kanishka Pandey, Head, Sports Research Centre, IMT, Ghaziabad and Sh. Vishwavijay, Sr. Vice President, Reliance Industries addressed the gathering virtually. Other speakers included (1) Sh. Sarvesh Kumar Dixit (IAS), Vice-Chairman, Jhansi Development Authority, Jhansi, (2) Smt. Surendra Kaur, Arjun Awardee and National Selector Indian Hockey Team, (3) Sh. Subodh Khandekar, Former International Indian Hockey Player, (4) Dr. Manisha Meena, Manager, Punjab Hockey Team, (5) Sh. Naveen Kumar Singh, Sports Officer, Rampur, UP, (6) Sh. Ranjeet Raj, Deputy Sports Officer, Lucknow, UP, (7) Smt. Vandana Uaike, Coach, MP Hockey Team, (8) Smt. Sunita Tiwari, National Selector, Jhansi, UP and Smt. Prabha Gupta, Manager, Maharashtra Team.
Also in an effort to promote Bundeli Culture, Traditional Folk Dance Rai Dance and Dimriyai Dance were organised. The event witnessed large media courage and was attended by almost 250 people.