Dronacharya Award: Dr. Satyapal Singh

Dr. Satyapal Singh (Born January, 1978) has been associated as coach with Para Sports (Athletics) since 2004. His trainees have won Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in Asian Para Games, 2010, 4th IBSA World Championships, 2011, IWAS Senior World Games, 2009, Asian All Star Athletics Championship, 2008.

At the National level also, his trainees have performed extraordinarily well, his trainees won 14 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze medals in 5th Para National Games, 2010 and 22 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals in National Para-Athletics Championships, 2012.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of coaching, the Dronacharya Award for the year 2012 is being conferred upon Dr. Satyapal Singh.

Dronacharya Award to Dr Satyapal Singh of Acharya Narendra Dev College ..... WE ARE SO PROUD of him more so because he works with the differently-abled!!!

DR. SATYAPAL SINGH, Assistant Professor of Physical Education in Acharya Narendra Dev College (University of Delhi) has been selected for the prestigious Dronacharya Award in Para-Athletics category for the year 2012. This is for the first time in the history of the University of Delhi that a teacher from its colleges has been selected for this prestigious award. 

Dr. Satyapal Singh has been selected for the award for his tireless efforts in training the disabled for para-athletic competitions since the year 2007 as the official Coach appointed by the Sports Authority of India. He was the Athletics Coach of the Indian contingent which participated in the 10th Asian Para Games held in Guangzhou, China in 2010 that bagged one Gold and four Silver medals. His specialized coaching enabled the Indian sport persons to bag one Silver and four Bronze medals in the 4th International Blind Sports Federation World Championship held in Antalya, Turkey in 2011. His trainee Ram Karan Singh has been selected for the Arjuna Award for the year 2012. Jagseer Singh who was conferred the Arjuna Award in 2010 was also trained by him. 

Dr. Satyapal Singh is a mild and soft spoken man who is very sensitive to the needs of the specially-abled amongst whom he has been promoting sports. The college has been fully supporting him in promotion of sports amongst the specially-abled by allowing him leave as-and-when required. The Principal, students, faculty and staff members of Acharya Narendra Dev College extend their heartiest congratulations to Dr. Satyapal Singh and feel very proud of his achievements.