10 Government Schools Have Been Renamed After Olympic Medalist Hockey Team Players
On Sunday, the education minister of Punjab, Mr Vijay Inder Singla, said that the Punjab state government has decided to rename ten schools after the medal-winning Olympic team of hockey players from the state. The Chief Minister, Mr Amarinder Singh, has also approved.
The Chief Minister informed that the Government Senior Secondary School of Mithapur, Jalandhar, has been renamed after the captain of the hockey team Manpreet Singh. He stated that the school would also be known as the Olympian Manpreet Singh Government Senior Secondary School, Mithapur.
As per reports, the Chief Minister also added that the Government Senior Secondary School of the Timmowal in Amritsar had been renamed after the vice-captain of the team Harmanpreet Singh. The school will also be known as the Olympian Harmanpreet Singh GSSS, Timmowal.
The government Primary School of Mithapur, Jalandhar, would be named after Mandeep Singh as Mr Singla. The Other schools to be renamed include GSSS Attari, Amritsar, known as the Olympian Shamsher Singh Government Senior Secondary School, Attari. The Government Middle School (basic girls) Faridkot would be now known as the Olympian Rupinder Pal Singh Government Middle School.
Government Middle School of Khusropur, Jalandhar, would be renamed after the Olympian Hardik Singh. Again the Government Primary School of Khalaihara, Amritsar, would be renamed after the Olympian Gurjant Singh. The Government High School Chahal Kalan of Gurdaspur has been renamed as Olympian Simranjeet Singh government High School Chahal Kalan, Gurdaspur.
Mr Singla reportedly said that this bronze medalist Hockey team of the Tokyo Olympics made a golden contribution for the state of Punjab and Indian sports, thus making Haryana the second-largest contingent in Olympics in the entire nation. This year, the Tokyo Olympics has made a record of claiming an Olympic medal in hockey after 41 years.