Like Sreejesh, goalkeeper Savita from the Women’s Team said, “My father has been my greatest teacher. He has always guided me, especially in my toughest times when I was injured. He taught me to never give up and made me tough and perseverant. His words keep me motivated even when I am not having my best day on field.”
SV Sunil, on the other hand, thanked everyone who has been part of his journey so far right from his parents and family. “When someone achieves big, there is an army of people who would have backed his or her journey. For me, it started with my family followed by the teachers, all the Coaches I have worked with so far. If not for their role, it would not have been possible to climb up the success ladder,” he said and also wished all the Teachers and his Coaches on the occasion of Teachers Day.
Dragflick sensation Gurjit Kaur, on the other hand, recalled the role of her childhood Coach Sardar Sharanjit Singh. “In everyone’s life, there would be a guru who would have shaped their lives and shown them the right direction. My guru Sardar Sharanjith Singh has a similar influence as he guided me in my early days as a hockey player and then through my college days, I received the best guidance and support from my Coaches that helped me enter the National Coaching Camp. Even now, at the National Camp, we have a great support from the Coaching Staff who are our constant motivation,” stated Gurjit.
Men’s Team forward Lalit Upadhyay, on the other hand, gave a shout out to all the Teachers and said, “I thank all the Teachers who are selfless and always look towards the betterment of their students. On our part, we must always respect them and remember them for the important lessons they taught us in our early days that shaped our future. I thank all my Teachers and Coaches who have contributed to my growth and on behalf of Indian Hockey Team I wish all Teachers a very Happy Teachers Day.”