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CM Recommends balbir( s.r) for Bharat ratna
POSTED BY : NewsManMedia_Admin
POSTED ON : 20 Sep 2014

Chandigarh 20 September: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has recommended the name of renowned hockey player Balbir Singh (Senior) the country's highest award the Bharat Ratna to the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, Mr. Badal apprised him that S.Balbir Singh (Senior), a legendary hockey star is among the 16 greatest sportspersons of all times in the world since the start of the Olympic games have been chosen by the International Olympic Association.He is also having the distinction of being one player in world who scored score five goals in an Olympic final of any team sport.No player could beat the record created by Balbir Singh over 62 years ago - in 1952.
Mr. Badal further mentioned that Balbir Singh led the Indian hockey team to its third successive Olympic gold, featuring in all three as a player also – 1948, 1952 and 1956. He also said that Balbir Singh continued to render his services for the glory of the nation & sports in many other capacities. leading a revival of hockey in the country as an administrator, manager, coach and author.

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