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Sunita Lakra made us proud after becoming Captain of Indian Women Hockey Team

Sunita Lakra made us proud after becoming Captain of Indian Women Hockey Team

Report;Rajesh Mohapatra,Odishabarta 

ROURKELA: In India, Odisha is known for producing hockey players and Sunderagrh is the key for this major success. Sunderagarh district has been producing hockey players of international stature and recently, Sunita Lakra had added new feather to this long history of player leading India in hockey after she was pronounced the captain of national team. This happy moment not ended here, another four women hockey players from Odisha have been inducted to Indian team to play Asian Championship Trophy Women’s hockey tournament at Donghae City, Korea on May 13.  Other women players are Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Anupa Barla. Previously Dilip Tirkey had captained Indian Men Hockey team for many years and had brought a lot of glory. This time this representation is done by a woman, who is a good forward player. She has made her debut in Indian hockey team in 2009 and has been the backbone of Indian women’s hockey team. She along with her other players will play their first match against Japan on 15th May. Sundergarh is the breeding ground for hockey players to represent our country and for this a lot of contribution is made by the central and state govt. to upgrade infrastructure. There are three Astroturf grass fields are available in Sundergarh district and all are in Rourkela.

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