Bhopal: After 41 years, Vivek Sagar, a hockey team player who acquired India a bronze medal in hockey at the Tokyo Olympics, has been made a DSP by the Madhya Pradesh government. In fact, after chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's announcement, the Home Department has issued orders for the appointment of Vivek Sagar Prasad last Monday. Let me tell all of you that Vivek hails from Chandaun village near Itarsi in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. Ever since the hockey team returned to India after winning a medal, only those have been discussed. At the same time, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had announced to make a DSP honoring Vivek Sagar.
Tell all of you that Vivek was inclined towards hockey from the very beginning but his family did not want him to play hockey. In fact, Vivek's father wanted to study and make him an engineer, although Vivek refused. He loved playing hockey. Meanwhile, Vivek came to Itarsi from Chandaun village and started learning hockey. Not only that, he sometimes practiced with sticks from his friends. In view of his passion, his mother Kamala Devi, elder brother Vidya Sagar, sister Poonam and Pooja contributed a lot and Vivek then joined the Hockey Academy at the age of 13.
Later, Vivek's father joined him. Let me tell you all that Vivek Sagar has been part of the Indian team in international competitions like Four Nations Tournament, Commonwealth Games, Champions Trophy, Youth Olympics, New Zealand Test Series, Asian Games and Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament in 2019, Australia Test Series and Final Series, Bhubaneswar in the year 2018. Midfielder Hockey player Vivek Sagar, who was in the Indian team that won India a bronze medal at the Asiad 2018, has played 62 international matches.