New Delhi: The Hockey India (HI) third annual awards 2019 were presented in Delhi on Sunday (March 8). The national federation celebrated the best hockey players and former greats of the game from India, in what was a glittering evening.

Harbinder Singh won the prestigious Hockey India Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award 2019, while Manpreet Singh and Rani won the Hockey India Dhruv Batra Player of the Year Award 2019 for Men and Women respectively. This year, the total prize money was in excess of Rs 1.64 crore.

“I’m really honoured to have won the Hockey India Dhruv Batra Player of the Year 2019 (Men). It was a great year for our team, and I would like to dedicate this Award to my teammates and Coaches, without whom, I would not be holding this trophy. I would also like to thank Hockey India for their continued support, and I hope this Award will motivate, not only myself, but more players to give their best for the country and bring more laurels,” said Manpreet.

Rani said, “I am elated to have been awarded with the Hockey India Dhruv Batra Player of the Year 2019 (Women). I have always strived to work hard for my team and my country, and to have been recognised for doing the thing that I love doing the most, it gives me immense happiness. I would like to thank my teammates, Coaches, family and Hockey India for always being a huge supporter, and being the guiding light. I dedicate this award to my team.”

Indian women’s hockey team captain Rani was also awarded a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh for winning the prestigious World Games Athlete of the Year 2019.

Hockey India 3rd Annual Awards 2019 winners

Sr. No.

Award/Category

Prize Money

Winners

1

Hockey India Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

INR 30,00,000 + trophy

Harbinder Singh

2

Hockey India Dhruv Batra Player of the Year 2019 (Male)

INR 25,00,000 + trophy

Manpreet Singh

3

Hockey India Dhruv Batra Player of the Year 2019 (Female)

INR 25,00,000 + trophy

Rani

4

Hockey India Jugraj Singh Award for Upcoming Player of the Year 2019 (Men – Under 21)

INR 10,00,000 + trophy

Vivek Sagar Prasad

5

Hockey India Asunta Lakra Award for Upcoming Player of the Year 2019 (Women – Under 21) 

INR 10,00,000 + trophy

Lalremsiami

6

Hockey India Dhanraj Pillay Award for Forward of the Year 2019 

INR 5,00,000 + trophy

Mandeep Singh

7

Hockey India Ajit Pal Singh Award for Midfielder of the Year 2019 

INR 5,00,000 + trophy

Neha Goyal

8

Hockey India Pargat Singh Award for Defender of the Year 2019

INR 5,00,000 + trophy

Harmanpreet Singh

9

Hockey India Baljit Singh Award for Goalkeeper of the Year 2019 

INR 5,00,000 + trophy

Krishan B Pathak

10

Hockey India Jaman Lal Sharma Award for Invaluable Contribution 2019

INR 5,00,000 + trophy

Sports Authority of India

11

Hockey India President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement 2019

INR 5,00,000 + trophy

Department of Sports & Youth Services, Government of Odisha

 

The awardees for the ‘Hockey India 3rd Annual Awards 2019’ received a trophy, certificate and cash award. 

 

Players felicitated for individual achievements during 2019

 Sr. No.

Award/Category

Prize Money

Winners

1

The World Games Athlete of the Year 2019

Rs 10,00,000 

Rani

2

FIH Men’s Player of the Year 2019

Rs 10,00,000 

Manpreet Singh

3

FIH Men’s Rising Star of the Year

Rs 5,00,000 

Vivek Sagar Prasad

4

FIH Women’s Rising Star of the Year

Rs 5,00,000 

Lalremsiami

5

200 International Caps

Rs 1,00,000 + trophy

Deep Grace Ekka

6

200 International Caps 

Rs 1,00,000 + trophy

Kothajit Singh Khadangbam

7

200 International Caps

Rs 1,00,000 + trophy

Savita

8

100 International Caps

Rs 50,000 + trophy

Harmanpreet Singh

9

100 International Caps

Rs 50,000 + trophy

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay

10

100 International Caps

Rs 50,000 + trophy

Nikki Pradhan