Punjab National Bank (PNB) senior hockey team coach Romesh Pathania was awarded the coveted Dronacharya Award by the President Ramnath Kovind on National Sports Day on August 29, 2020.
Pathania was awarded in Livetime category for his outstanding contribution to Indian sports, nationally and internationally. The bank management while expressing happiness at the achievement said it is feeling proud about it. The National Governing Body for Hockey in India also congratulated Romesh Pathania for being awarded the Dronacharya Award for his contributions to Indian hockey.
Under his training PNB hockey team has won many tournaments; the recent achievement being the winner of 12th Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey tournament and runner-up in 93rd MCC Murugappa Gold Cup among others.
Romesh Pathania has encouraged and seeded Indian Hockey teams for thirty years and has produced world-class players. His year of hard work and conviction has been recognised and he is honoured with Dronacharya Award (Lifetime) by the Government of India, said the PNB Chairman.