Marrakesh (Morocco): In an honour for Narinder Batra, the Hockey India chief has been awarded the prestigious President's Award by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) at the conclusion of its Congress here.
The President's Awards were presented to Batra and Italian Valentina Quaranta for their "lengthy and valuable services" to the sport.
"Narinder Batra, for his commitment to the development of hockey in India during the last five years, including the creation of the Hockey India League (HIL) (got the award)," FIH statement said in a statement today.
Batra was recently included in the FIH Executive Board at Ordinary Congress.
During the event, a new ten-year strategy for hockey was launched and well-received by delegates.
The event was titled the 'Hockey Revolution Congress' and delegates learnt about the Hockey Revolution - FIH's ten-year strategy set to deliver a global sport, inspiring the next generation.