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Update Indian hockey is moving in right direction: Khel Ratna awardee Rani Rampal
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Indian women's hockey captain Rani Rampal, who was on Saturday conferred with the prestigious Khel Ratna Award, has said that she feels overwhelmed that women's hockey in the country is getting equal importance as that of the men.

Rani has become the first Indian women's hockey player to receive the prestigious Khel Ratna award. She is only the third hockey player after Dhanraj Pillay and Sardar Singh to receive the highest award for sporting excellence.

"Over the past one week, since my name was officially announced for the Khel Ratna Award, I have been reflecting back on my journey so far and it makes me feel overwhelmed that women's hockey gets equal importance as the men's team and a women's player being recognised with the highest award definitely goes to show the sport is moving in the right direction," said Rani.

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