The annual award instituted by Soukya Travel & Tours and Rotary Mysore Midtown will be presented on May 18
Rotary Mysore Midtown will present Soukya Sports Award 2016 to the city’s young hockey player Sandhya H P for her contribution towards India’s national game. The award will be presented on May 18 at 6:30 pm at the Rotary Centre, opposite MUDA, JLB Road. President of Mysore Travel Agents’ Association C A Jayakumar will be the chief guest. President of Rotary Mysore Midtown Umesh K, Secretary Narendra Babu and A N Aiyanna of Soukya Travel and Tours will be present.
Having participated in many state and national level hockey tournaments, Sandhya has dedicated herself to the game and is making waves in Indian Hockey at junior level. She is at present doing her M.Com in Teresian College. Born to Palaksha and Pushpa couple as a first child, Sandhya, lost her father at a young age. This made her determined and strong. Her mother who works in DYSS Hostel, Hassan as the warden, is the sole bread winner in the family.
Sindhu, her younger sister, is doing her second-year B.Com and she too plays hockey following her sister’s footsteps. Sandhya is eyeing an Indian colour in junior level and determined to perform at top level, she trains under the guidance of Vijaya Krishna, the hockey coach at Sports Hostel, Mysuru who has nurtured many raw talents into international fliers. Sandhya did her primary education in Hassan government school, high school in Koodige near Kushalnagar and later joined the Sports Hostel in Mysuru and continued her education at Teresian College. She was inspired in her game by her senior Nisha who was a forward player.
She has participated in many tournaments including 57th National School Games, New Delhi, Sub Junior Girls National hockey championship Chhattisgarh, 2nd Sub Junior Girls National hockey championship, Haryana, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Junior National Hockey championship 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, National Games held in Kerala, National Women sports competitions. She has actively taken part in the Indian camp in the run up to the Asia Cup. The long list of tournaments she has participated is the testimony to her talent and hard work. She has attended many number of Indian selection camps to play for India at international level and waiting for her turn in the seniority list.
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Cricketer Rahul Dravid and swimming champion Nisha Millet unveil the Karnataka XI uniform. Sandhya (third from left) along with her teammates look on.