Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, September 4
Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur, who represented the Indian women hockey team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, visited her alma mater, Lyallpur Khalsa College for Women, in Jalandhar on Saturday.
Famously known as a goal machine, Gurjit scored a penalty corner, which led to defeat of Australia. As a result, Indian women hockey team reached semifinals for the first time.
Gurjit visited the playground where she played during her college days. She interacted with budding players at the college and said, “Life teaches us many lessons. We have to start each day with a positive attitude and remain optimistic to face the challenges.”
Members of the Jat Sikh Council were also present on the college campus to be a part of this historic day.
Principal Dr Navjot lauded the college management for providing all essential infrastructure for sports. Dr Navjot thanked Prof Sangeeta Sareen and Prof Parminder Kaur of Department of Sports. She also acknowledged the efforts and guidance of coaches Olympian Varinder Singh and Kulbir Singh.
Prof Sareen highlighted the audience about the history of the college and recollected the names of various players, including Golden Girl Rajbir Kaur and Lioness of Indian Women’s Hockey Ajinder Kaur. Gurjit motivated the students to work hard and avail all the facilities available at the college to fulfil their dreams. This year’s college prospectus has been dedicated to Gurjit, which was released today.
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