Sad demise of Smt. Sashi Bala, Former Indian Women Hockey Team Captain
D.O.No.AIRF/424 Dated: July 9, 2015
Dear Shri Pradeep Kumar,
Sub: Sad demise of Smt. Shashi Bala , Former Indian Women Hockey Team Captain and Hockey Team Coach of Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala
The sad news of sudden death of Smt, Shashi Bala, Former Indian Women Hockey Team Captain and Hockey Team Coach of Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, and her son, Agrim, on 21.06.2015, in a road accident at Nawanshahar(Punjab), has been extremely shocking for all of us.
It may be recalled that, Smt. Shashi Bala’s contribution in Indian Railway’s Hockey Team has always been commendable as she had participated in a number of National and International Hockey Tournaments, bringing laurels for the Railways. She was born in the year 1969 at Gurdaspur(Punjab) and joined RCF/KXH in the year 1980 as Clerk and was working as Chief O.S. The entire sports world was shocked on the sad demise of Smt. Shashi Bala and her son in the accident.
Our affiliate in Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, i.e. Rail Coach Factory Men’s Union, has rightly put-forth demand for naming Astroturf Hockey Stadium in the name of Smt. Shashi Bala, to General Manager, RCF/KXH and to establish a statue therein with the provision of arranging National or International Hockey Tournament in the same stadium every year to commemorate her memories that would provide motivation and inspiration to new entrants in this field.
It is, therefore, requested that, name of the above cited stadium may be changed, renaming it as “Smt. Shashi Bala Stadium” in her honour as also her statue be established therein, as demanded by our affiliate – Rail Coach Factory Men’s Union.
With kind regards!
Shri Pradeep Kumar,
Copy to: General Secretary, Rail Coach Factory Men’s Union, Kapurthala- for information.