Friday, January 12, 2018

Balaji receive Karnataka Olympic Association Award

Former India international and keeper of ITI, Pune FC, and HAL, Balaji Narasimhan, was awarded by the Karnataka Olympic Association (KOA) last night at an event held in the State Youth Centre. He was presented a cheque of One lakh rupees along a memento by Vajubhai Vala, the Governor of the state. 

Also, awarded were the ten active sportspersons, two former players, and a sports medicine and media expert. 

Keen to take up coaching seriously, Balaji was a part of the Pune FC since its inception in 2007.

List of Awardees
Daniel S Farid (badminton), Anil Kumar (basketball), Naveen John (cycling), Pradhan Somanna (hockey), V Avinash (judo), Sharmadaa Baluu (tennis), B Nikhil (shooting), M Avinash (swimming), V Kushi (table tennis), Sandeep Kate (wrestling)
Retired sportspersons: Subramani (hockey), Balaji Narasimhan (football), Udaya Kumar (tennis) 
Hemanth Sampaje (media), Dr. Kiran Kumar Kulkarni (sports medicine)