~ Sanjib Barla represented Odisha at various domestic hockey events~
New Delhi, 05 May 2021: Hockey India mourns the death of 34-year-old Sanjib Barla, former Indian Junior Men Camper. He passed away on Sunday, 02 May 2021 in Rourkela due to covid-related complications.
Barla, who was part of the Indian Junior Men's Camp in 2009, played for Odisha in various domestic hockey competitions. The 34-year-old also worked for Western Railways in Mumbai.
Expressing Hockey India's condolences to Sanjib's bereaved family, President Gyanendro Ningombam said, "Sanjib was an integral part of the hockey circuit in Odisha and he will be deeply missed by all of us. We are extremely saddened to hear the news of his passing and we extend our deepest condolences to Sanjib's family and friends. May they have the strength to pass through this terrible time."
More Newsview All
“If we win in Tokyo, our medal will be dedicated to the Covid warriors and frontline workers of India,” vows Indian Men’s Hockey team Captain Manpreet Singh
With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting human life around the world, countless frontline workers risked their lives for the sake of others and spared no effort in fighting the deadly virus. Hence, in a bid to pay tribute and show respect to all the COVID warriors, the Indian men’s Hockey team, who will be taking part in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, have vowed to dedicate their performances to the true heroes of our country.
"Staying calm in crunch situations will be a key factor for us in the Olympics," says Indian Women's Hockey Forward Navneet Kaur
The Indian Women's Hockey Team Forward Navneet Kaur, who has played 79 matches for the Indian team, expressed that the Indian team will need to find a way to stay calm in all crunch situations in order to think clearly while making key decisions during the Olympics.