Mohammed Shahid’s family to return awards to the Modi government

New Delhi, July 17: Mohammed Shahid,a dribbling wizard, was part of the Indian hockey team that won a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, but today his family has decided to return all the awards and honours to the Modi government as a part of a protest against the non-fulfilment of the promises made by the government.

Parvin Shahid, wife of deceased Indian hockey player Mohammed Shahid said she will go to Delhi on July 21 to return the awards won by his husband as ‘the government hasn’t fulfilled its promises’.

 

Mohammad Shahid’s wife said  “the government had made big promises at that time in which the  stadium the stadium will be named after my husband’s  name  and hockey players will be honored in the state and every year a national level tournament will also be played in the name of Mohammed Shahid.To keep the name of Mohammad Shahid, it was important to make a big tournament in his name. But the government did not do this work.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several union minister expressed grief and promised many things but no promise has been fulfilled.

 

 

Mohammad Shahid died in 2016 .Shahid, who also captained India during the 1985-86 season, received the Arjuna Award in 1981 and was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1986.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief by sending a card. Several Union Ministers and many ministers came from the state government too.

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