Tokyo Olympics – Schools Renamed after Olympians, 10 schools in Punjab renamed after Indian hockey stars- The Government of Punjab honoured the Indian men’s hockey team stars from the state by renaming 10 schools after the hockey players following their success at the Tokyo Olympics. Led by captain Manpreet Singh, the men’s hockey team won the bronze medal, the team’s first podium finish for 41 years. The team comprised mostly of stars from Punjab, and they were duly honoured by the government.
Tokyo Olympics – Schools Renamed after Olympians, 10 schools in Punjab renamed after Indian hockey stars-
Schools Renamed after Olympians: Punjab provided the second-largest contingent to the Tokyo Olympics after Haryana, with 20 athletes at games from the state. To honour the hockey team’s efforts, Punjab renamed as many as 10 state government schools after the Tokyo Olympics medal-winning Indian men’s hockey team players on Sunday. The state’s School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla said that Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had approved of renaming government schools in honour of the Indian hockey players, part of the historic bronze medal win.
Schools Renamed after Olympians: Singla revealed that the Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Mithapur, Jalandhar has been named after hockey team captain Manpreet Singh. He added the school will now be known as Olympian Manpreet Singh Government Senior Secondary School, Mithapur. Manpreet Sigh’s fellow teammates Shamsher Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Simranjit Singh were also among the 10 players who had schools renamed in their honour.
- Olympian Manpreet Singh Government Senior Secondary School, Mithapur
- Olympian Harmanpreet Singh GSSS, Timmowal.
- Olympian Shamsher Singh Government Senior Secondary School, Attari
- Olympian Rupinderpal Singh Government Middle School, Faridkot
- Olympian Hardik Singh GSSS, Khusropur, Jalandhar
- Olympian Gurjant Singh GSSS, Khalaihara, Amritsar
- Olympian Simranjit Singh Government High School Chahal Kalan, Gurdaspur.
Schools Renamed after Olympians: Earlier, the Punjab government had laid out significant funds to honour the athletes after they returned home from the Tokyo Olympics. Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi had earlier this month confirmed that each hockey player from the state will bag Rs.2.51 crore each. The government had promised a reward of 1Cr earlier but were restructured for the athletes following Tokyo Olympics success.