Birendra Lakra

PM heaps praises on ace hockey defender Birendra Lakra

Ace hockey player Birendra Lakra who hung up his boots after the Tokyo Olympics was in for a pleasant surprise when he received a letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

published on : 24th October 2021

After Rupinder Pal Singh, another Tokyo star Birendra Lakra also retires from international hockey

The 31-year-old Birendra Lakra, a defender, was part of India's bronze medal-winning side in the Tokyo Olympics.

published on : 30th September 2021

Odisha CM keeps promise, Olympians get cash award, jobs

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik provides cash awards of Rs 2.5 crore each to Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas, and of Rs 50 lakh each to Deep Grace Ekka and Namita Toppo.

published on : 12th August 2021

Odisha CM felicitates hockey players from state for stellar Olympic show, announces cash awards

Birendra Lakra, the vice-captain of the men’s team, and Deep Grace Ekka, the vice-captain of the women’s team, presented team jerseys with signatures of all the team members to the Chief Minister

published on : 11th August 2021

Odisha's Sundargarh rejoices as sons of soil play magic hand at Tokyo

Over the past three decades, Sundargarh has produced 64 junior and senior hockey players including six male Olympians but only Amit was witness to history being made at Tokyo. 

published on : 6th August 2021

Sardar Singh dropped; Rupinder Pal Singh, Birendra Lakra return for Hockey World League Final

Veteran mid-fielder Sardar Singh was dropped from India's 18-member squad for next month's Hockey World League Final.

published on : 17th November 2017