P Venkat Ram Handball Coach, Indian Railways
Venkat Ram headed Indian Railway Team During Pune National Games 1993. Under his captaincy, the team bagged a bronze medal.
Turning Non-Popular Sport into Successful Career option Indian Railways Handball Coach
An inspiring journey of the man who was instrumental in making the Indian Railways National Handball Champion. P Venkat Ram is the coach for the Indian Railways Team and the South Central Railways teams. He holds the unique distinction for being the coach of both Men’s and Women’s Handball teams. Under his guidance the women’s team have champions from 2006-2019.
He is a qualified N.I.S Coach. He has done his Health and Fitness diploma from Patiala. He is a qualified ‘A’ grade referee where he was officiated at different levels. His employed with South Central Railways as a Reservation Supervisor based in Secunderabad.
Tell us about Handball as a sport
Handball is the 2nd Fastest game after Ice Hockey. It was introduced as a Sport in the year 1910 by Germany. Amsterdam in 1928, founded the International Amateur Handball Federation (IAHF), in a very short period of time, they managed to introduce Handball at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin with Six Men’s teams. Organised world Championships were held outdoors and indoors, but Indoor Handball soon became a real competitor for Handball. However, with its speed, variety, and excitement, indoor Handball gradually pushed the slower field handball into the background. In India, Handball was introduced in the year 1972 in Rohtak, Haryana.