Hockey icon Ramandeep Singh does his alma mater proud
Conferred appointment letter for the post of DSP
In a development that has sent waves of joy among the Spring Daleans, particularly those associated with Hockey, the Punjab Government has conferred an appointment letter for the post of DSP on Hockey icon Ramandeep Singh, who is a graduate of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy, founded by late Dr Shivinder Singh Sandhu and Mrs Manveen Sandhu.
Giving details, Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that Ramandeep Singh, a former Spring Dalean, is a top notch Hockey player of India, who holds the distinction of being one of the highest paid hockey players in the country. “The school hails the decision of the Punjab government of making him a DSP on account of his contribution to Hockey as a sport,” Mr Sharma said.
He added that Ramandeep Singh was a part of the first batch of students, who graduated from Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy. “He made his alma mater proud, when he was selected to play in the hockey team that represented India in the Rio 2016 Olympics,” he said.
Welcoming the decision of the Punjab Government to make Ramandeep Singh a DSP, Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, thanked the Punjab Government for honouring a Spring Dalean in a ‘befitting manner’.
They maintained that such initiatives would go a long way in promoting hockey as a sport among the youth in the region. "Hockey is one sport that our school has been promoting for the past many years. It was our parents' dream to revive hockey in the region and to see local youth emerge as international level hockey players. Earlier, Ramandeep's selection for the Rio 2016 Olympics and now the Punjab government’s decision to make him a DSP, is a realization of the same," they said.
They further said that the efforts of Spring Dale Educational Society in imparting specialized training to future hockey Olympians could be judged from the fact that a number of potential players take training under national and international level coaches at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy and have been integrated in main stream education while they are studying in Spring Dale Senior School.
“They are provided with free education including books, stationery and study material to them, while special provisions have also been made for their diet and full access to infrastructural and IT facilities,” they said.
Spring Dale Senior School