Baljit Singh Saini
Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 2000
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : Ropar Kalān, Punjab, Pakistan
Baljit ("Baljeet") Singh Saini is a field hockey defender and midfielder from India who made his international debut for the Men's National Team in 1995 during the Indira Gandhi Gold Cup. Baljit Singh Saini represented his native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, where India finished in eighth place. His older brother Balwinder Singh was also a field hockey international for India. He was born on August 12, 1976 in Ropar. Baljit has won many awards. In June 2008 he visited the USA again, while participating in tournaments. He participated in many tournaments throughout the USA, visiting many different states and cities during his triumphut run. Baljit also has family who resides in Fresno, California (USA) and he was honored by the Indian Community of Fresno, CA. In an event organized by Rama Kant Dawar and Paramjit Singh Mond, hosted by Kam Nigam, Baljit received an Honorary Recognition Award for his successes.