Gursimran Singh has been appointed Vice President of the Delhi Hockey Association (DHA), the body announced on Thursday. Singh, whose appointment was announced in the presence of DHA General Secretary Mahesh Dayal, is a National-level hockey player. He has been playing the game since childhood and nurtured it on the grounds of S. S. Mota Singh School in Delhi.Also Read - Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Tests COVID Positive For Second Time

Talking about his love for the game Gursimran said: “My passion for hockey developed in early school years. Our school was known for outstanding achievements in hockey all over. I always wanted to contribute to it. This thirst of contribution led me to the realisation of my passion and love for this game.” Also Read - BSF Celebrates 57th Raising Day, To Exchange Sweets With Pakistan On Attari-Wagah Border

“Whatever I am today and whatever little I have achieved today is by the Grace of the Almighty, the untiring cooperation of my parents, the love of my friends, associates and the sincere hard work of my coaches and mentors. I will always be thankful to them for unconditional support. I am keen to strengthen and uplift grassroots hockey,” he told the media. Also Read - China Objects to Vice President Venkaiah Naidu's Visit to Arunachal Pradesh

Gursimran Singh represented the CBSE national team in 2011 and participated in the National School Games in 2012. In 2013, Singh played in the Hockey India Junior National Championship as one of the youngest players in the tournament, and in 2017, he represented India in the 44 Pesta Indoor Hockey Tournament in Malaysia.