Indian Olympic Association awarded Narinder Batra the Capital Foundation National Award
He got the Capital Foundation National Award 2020 at the Annual Lecture which was organized in an online format. This event was timed the 106th birth anniversary of the renowned jurist, Justice Vaidyanathapuram Rama Krishna Iyer.
Gyanendro Ningombam, Hockey India president, congratulated Batra.
“I think that this award is deserved. If given his role in sports development in particular in Indian hockey and in professionalizing sports administration in India, we can understand how has benefited his popular initiatives that have helped in reviving the sport and has resulted in India truly embracing the Hockey Revolution.”
Narinder Batra is a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the president of International Hockey Federation (FIH). He began his career in hockey playing in the team, and then his administrative career began. First, he was the president of the Jammu & Kashmir Hockey Association in 1997, in this position he worked until 2011. After that Narinder Batra was the treasurer of the Delhi & District Cricket Association between 2005-2013. Before becoming the president of International Hockey Federation (FIH), he was Secretary-General of Hockey India after its inception and served as president of Hockey India from 2014 to 2016.