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71st Republic Day of India Hockey Festival held in Muscat
March 9, 2020 | 11:47 AM
by Times News Service
The organisers selected talented athletes from the Indian and Omani community who are contributing to the uplift of the society. - Supplied photo
 
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Muscat: To mark the 71st Republic Day of India, a hockey match was organised under the patronage of Munu Mahawar, the Ambassador Of India at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on February 28.

Top sports and business personalities were also present on the occasion. It was a glittering hockey festival for the 14th year in a row under the patronage of Embassy of India in coordination with Oman Hockey Association. The event was organised by Team Coorg Muscat and Friends of Naqvi Group.

The chief patron Munu Mahawar presided over the function and distributed prizes along with B S Mehta, the Managing Director of Muscat Pharmacy and the Guest of Honour Captain Talib Al Wahaibi, Chairman of OHA, and Kishore Bhai Mehta was a special guest.

Team Coorg Muscat and Friends of Naqvi Group acknowledged excellent support given by the government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs for the past 14 years by providing Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex for organising Indian national events.



The organisers selected talented athletes from the Indian and Omani community who are contributing to the uplift of the society.

In the pulsating final, the two teams were locked in a 3-3 draw. Subsequently, penalty strokes were taken to decide the winner. Team Coorg emerged the winner with a 5-3 margin and lifted the glittering Republic Day of India Hockey Trophy 2020.



The Indian ambassador presented the winner trophy while the runners-up trophy was presented by Captain Talib Al Wahaibi, OHA Chairman. The Best Player Award went to Ghassan Garib Al Hassani, Team Coorg Goalkeeper.

Munu Mahawar was presented a memento by veteran Olympian S AS Naqvi. B.S. Mehta, Captain Talib Khamis Al Wahaibi,

Kishore Mehta, Managing Director of Al Intisar Corporation, Kannan Nair, Second Secretary Embassy of India, Tarun Kumar, Second Secretary (Administration), Rakesh Adlakha, Deputy head of the mission and Aziz Hasan were honoured for their support. The organizers selected Indian School Muscat team for winning 4x100 Relay Race In India. The team is captained by Antonio Thomas Biju along with Naman Rao, Steve Lobo, Rishikesh Menon.

Munu Mahwar presented SAS Naqvi with two honours.

The 71st Republic Day Of India Hockey Festival had two senior teams participating in the Republic Day of India Hockey Trophy. The teams were Oman Veterans XI and Team Coorg Muscat.

The Ambassador Cup 2020 For Boys

The match was played between three teams, Indian School Al Seeb, Indian School Mabella and Indian School Wadi Kabir.

The final match was played between Indian School Seeb and Mabella, and Indian School Seeb won the Boys Republic Day Of India Hockey Trophy 2020 by a solitary goal 1-0.

The Ambassador Cup 2020 For Girls.

It was a great tussle between Indian School Mabella and Indian School Seeb. The Indian School Mabella won the Girls Republic Day of India Hockey Trophy 2020. The main highlight of the event was the participation of a marching band consisting of 80 members from Indian School Wadi Kabir.

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