Pargat Singh

Pargat Singh (born 5 March 1965) is a hockey player turned politician in India and belongs to the Indian National Congress in Punjab. He is a former Indian hockey player and his playing position was of full back. He was considered as one of the world's best defenders erstwhile. He captained Indian men's hockey team at 1992 Barcelona Olympics and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He was working as an SP with Punjab police before taking a plunge into politics.

Pargat Singh
Member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2012
Preceded byJagbir Singh Brar
ConstituencyJalandhar Cantt
Personal details
Born (1965-03-05) 5 March 1965 (age 55)
Mithapur, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
(2017–present)
Other political
affiliations
Awaaz-e-Punjab (2016)
Field hockey career
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Punjab Police
Rail Coach Factory
Indian Railways
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
India

Champions TrophyEdit

1985 (Perth)Edit

India vs Germany: At one point of time score board was ticking 1-5. Then this young guy, Pargat Singh came forward and performed against everyone's hope and scored 4 goals in the last 6 minutes. The result was a draw but it made Pargat Singh a real hero in the hearts of every Indian.[1]

1986 (Karachi)Edit

He didn't stop there with his previous year's spectacular performance against Germany and repeated the same action against Holland to give India a 3-2 victory.

Political careerEdit

Singh was nominated for Jalandhar Cantt legislative seat as SAD nominee which he subsequently won defeating Jagbir Singh Brar of Congress.[2]

He was suspended by SAD in July 2016.[3]

He along with Navjot Singh Sidhu and Bains brothers formed a new political front - Aawaaz-e-Punjab claiming to fight against those working against Punjab.[4]

Singh was one of the 42 INC MLAs who submitted their resignation in protest of a decision of the Supreme Court of India ruling Punjab's termination of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) water canal unconstitutional.[5]

HonoursEdit

He is Vice-President of the Surjit Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament Society of Jalandhar.[6]

He is General Secretary of Hockey Punjab at present as nominated by CM of the state.[7]

AwardsEdit

S.No. Awards Year
1 Padma Shree[8] 1998
2 Arjuna Award 1989

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pargat Singh – ESPNSTAR.com".
  2. ^ "Pargat Singh". timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  3. ^ "Pargat Singh suspended by SAD". ndtv.com.
  4. ^ "Navjot Singh Sidhu forms Aawaaz-e-Punjab". timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  5. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/syl-verdict-42-punjab-congress-mlas-submit-resignation-4369724/
  6. ^ "Sports Personalities". Archived from the original on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  7. ^ https://www.sportzpower.com/node/1830
  8. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

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