IOC Member Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra, who also holds the positions of President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has been awarded the Capital Foundation National Award 2020 at the Capital Foundation Annual Lecture & Awards 2020 held virtually on 15 November. This award recognizes the selfless and neverending contribution to the field of sports over the past four decades.
Dr Batra, who was the winner of the prestigious Award on the day, was a former hockey player himself during his youth. However, his major involvement with sport came after he started his administrative journey by becoming the President of the Jammu & Kashmir Hockey Association in 1997, a position he held till 2011.
The Asian Hockey Federation would like to extend its congratulations to Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra on this momentous occasion and the recognition of his life’s work. We wish him all the best for the future!
“I am very pleased to learn about Dr. Batra being awarded the Capital Foundation National Award 2020. It is truly a commendation for the dedication and hard work he has put forward throughout his life. It is truly a hard-earned and well-deserved award and I wish him the best of luck for all future endeavors!”, said Asian Hockey Federation Chief Executive, Dato Tayyab Ikram, upon learning of the event.