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Hockey champ Navjot Kaur from Shahbad among Top 30 Under 30

In the run-up to its sixth edition of Top 30 under 30, Hindustan Times profiles 30 young achievers who will be felicitated at its flagship event on May 26. They are from fields ranging from the forces, academics and art to entertainment and sports. Among them is Navjot Kaur.

punjab Updated: May 26, 2017 11:33 IST
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Navjot Kaur(HT Photo)

The stick artist: Navjot Kaur, 22, Shahbad

Part of the historic Indian team that qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics after a gap of 32 years, and the team that clinched the 2014 Asian Games bronze, Navjot Kaur is an ace midfielder from Shahbad who took to the field at an early age, and continues to shine.

Secret sauce: Hard work, dedication and a never-say-die attitude.

Inspiration: Hockey players Jasjeet Kaur and Rani Rampal

Navjot Kaur is eyeing the 2018 CWG and Asian Games along with World Cup qualifiers.

Challenges facing India: Corruption; a society divided by caste, and lack of basic education for everyone.

Uplifting feature: Its rich and diverse culture

The road ahead: Navjot Kaur is eyeing the 2018 CWG and Asian Games along with World Cup qualifiers

As an agent of change: “By doing well for the country and also inspiring youngsters to pick up the sport.”

By the way: Navjot loves painting when not playing with the stick.

To know about the other achievers Click here

First Published: May 23, 2017 20:20 IST