All eyes on the young hockey sensation – Araijeet Singh Hundal: The Tribune India

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, 19 November

Araijeet Singh Hundal, a young hockey star from Amritsar, will be part of the Indian junior men’s hockey team as current champions prepare to begin their campaign at the FIH Odisha Hockey Junior Men’s World Championships on November 24th.

Araijeet’s selection in the Indian junior hockey team filled the former hockey players and fans of the game with excitement because they eagerly await his performance in the international format of the match.

Araijeet, a resident of the district village of Pakharpur in Amritsar, is a product of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy, run by former Olympians and players in Butala. The academy has had a reputation for producing several successful players in Indian hockey, including award winners Arjun Dilpreet Singh and Shamsher Singh, members of the bronze hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics. Like Dilpreet and Shamsher, Araijeet is also a student at Spring Dale Senior School, which collaborated with Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy to find and train hockey talents from Amritsar.

The FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup will be held in Bhubaneswar from November 24th and end on December 5th. Araijeet celebrated being part of the Indian junior men’s hockey team and said his early training at school and later at the academy was indeed a condition of mental and physical equipment that is most important to every player. The academy is run by Olympian Balwinder Singh Shammi, who was the first hockey Olympian from Amritsar.

Araijeet went to Odisha with the team, but his family and his coaches, including his school coach Kuljeet Singh Bumrah, hope the young man will shine on the field. Meanwhile, Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, president, of the Spring Dale Educational Society, said the idea behind the collaboration of institutions is to nurture talented players and promote the game.

“While part of the Spring Dale Senior School, Araijeet won many CBSE national and city hockey tournaments and remained the best player at the All-India Nehru Hockey Tournament during his presence at the school from 2013 to 2017. The institution wishes Araijeet good luck and prays for his success at the Junior World Championships. “Two like-minded institutions meet the needs of players in order to reach the national and international level of success,” he said.

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  • Araijeet, a resident of the district village of Pakharpur in Amritsar, is a product of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy, run by former Olympians and players in Butala.
  • The academy has had a reputation for producing several successful players in Indian hockey, including award winners Arjun Dilpreet Singh and Shamsher Singh, members of the bronze hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Like Dilpreet and Shamsher, Araijeet is also a student at Spring Dale Senior School, which collaborated with Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy to find and train hockey talents from Amritsar.

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