Ramesh Parameswaran, a former assistant coach of the Indian men’s hockey team, has applied for the prestigious Dronacharya award. While Hockey India nominated B. J. Kariappa and Romesh Pathania for the award, Parameswaran decided to apply for it through Hockey Karnataka.

“It has been a long, exciting and satisfying journey for me from a junior player to national coach. I have had my share of ups and downs, triumphs and defeats, but overall, a most rewarding experience which I treasure,” the 70-year-old said.

“I invested a lot of time, money and energy besides sacrifices, but at the end of the day, it has been worth it all,” added the experienced coach who has been mentoring young talent at the Karnataka Hockey Academy since 2015.

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