The Shahbad town is jubilant as its resident Indian hockey team member Rani Rampal has been nominated for the rising star of the year award by the International Federation of Hockey (FIH). The results will be announced by December 23.
The 20-year-old former captain of Indian hockey team, Rani, was nominated women of the year award by FIH last year. She was awarded young women of the year award by IFH in 2010.
Rani said she was very happy to know that she had been nominated by the FIH for the award this year. She said that such awards provide enthusiasm and strength to excel in future.
Rani, who could not accompany the Indian hockey team for Italy tour due to an injury in her arm, is hopeful to join the team soon. She said that she was making a speedy recovery. She got injured while practicing in a camp so doctors advised her to take rest for one month.
Rani rose to fame this year when she played an important role to lead Indian team to victory in the junior world cup championship this year for bronze medal. The Haryana government had awarded her Rs 10 lakh.