Women hockey team players receive warm welcome at NCR | Allahabad News

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PRAYAGRAJ: Two members of the Indian women hockey team which took India to the semifinals in Tokyo Olympics, Gurjit Kaur and Nisha Warsi, were given a grand reception on their return to Sangam city on Friday.
Gurjit and Nisha, who work at the Prayagraj division of North Central Railways (NCR), were taken to the NCR headquarters in a decorated vehicle with the RPF band leading and playing the tune of “Saare Jahaan Se Achcha Hindustan Hamara”.
They were joined by the officers and sportspersons of NCR. People paid their respects by showering rose petals upon them all along their way. The procession started from the gate of NCR Railway Colony where CPRO Shivam Sharma and deputy chief vigilance officer Ankur Chandra welcomed them by presenting a bouquet of honour and flagged off the caravan. NCR hockey coach Pushpa Shrivastava accompanied the olympians throughout their way.
On reaching the headquarters, the players were welcomed by Sharad Mehta, president of NCR Sports Association. Mehta took the players to the conference hall where felicitation ceremony was held.
NCR GM Pramod Kumar and president of NCR Women’s Welfare Organisation (NCRWWO) Poonam Kumar felicitated Gurjit and Nisha by presenting each of them a shawl, bouquet and memento.
The GM said that Gurjit and Nisha have become an inspiration for all, and NCR would provide the best possible assistance to their sportspersons so that more Gurjits and Nishas could bring laurels to the nation in future.
Deputy CVO Ankur Chandra gave a brief introduction of both the players and narrated their struggles and journey till the Olympics.
The GM also shared that the process of promotion of both the players in officer cadre had already started and announcement for the same would be done in due course of time.
A short clipping of 2.5 minutes which had some memorable moments of the Indian team during hockey matches in the Olympics was played. It left everyone emotional and instilled a sense of patriotism.
Gurjit and Nisha, while speaking on the occasion, said that they never expected such a warm reception and expressed their gratitude to all.
The formal ceremony ended with the vote of thanks proposed by CPRO Shivam Sharma. A large number of sportspersons were also present along with the members of the men and women hockey teams of NCR on the occasion.





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