After about six months of home work, our OTHL kicked off in Kolkata. We had two days of program, following is the sum up of Day 1 (26 Oct '09).
Our day started with our meeting of Don Bosco School ( Park Circus) Principal to request them to take up OTHL. Mrs Britto, teacher in the same school. introduced us to Principal, Father Siby. We explained him our objectives and handed him the letter inviting his school into our programme. Fr. Siby promised to get back to us after cons...
Owing to my professional commitments, the Day 2 (27th Oct ’09)started a bit late for us. It was almost noon by the time we reached Khalsa High School Bhowanipore.
This school had a reputation of playing hockey in the past but at present there is a paucity of regular players in the age group (standards 6-9) and the School was eager to join our programme. Moreover, despite having a sizable number of girls in the school, none of the girls have ever played hockey, which was contrary ...
One Thousand Hockey Legs is has received all the entries for the Hockey Essay Competition in Pondicherry.
Thanks to the Project Officer, K Manickam, all the entries were collected and dispatched to OTHL team....
Hockey Citizen Group announces:
ONE THOUSAND HOCKEY LEGS ESSAY COMPETITION, PUDUCHERRY
What do you have to do:
Write an essay on any of the following topics:
1) Why Sports is Important?
2) My favourite Hockey Player?
3) My Hockey Dreams
Maximum words: 800-1000
Language: English (Hand-written or typed)
Eligibility: Open for Class 5th - 9th Children
Last Date of Submission to Scho...
I learnt hockey as a student of Jaigopal Garodia Vivekananda Higher Secondary School in my hometown, Chennai. I always wanted, like me, students in Chennai should have an opportunity to play and enjoy hockey in their school premises.
Students can play hockey only when the game is played in the schools. It was not often the case, as most schools do not practice hockey nowadays.
I was happy last month when I was called to be among the visiting party of the Hockey ...
All the efforts we in the Hockey Citizen Group put in in the last eight months blossomed to a satisfying level in the second week of August.
The purpose was to kick off the Hockey League in schools -- play and host matches in school premises, and also to spread knowledge in an exciting manner, and it was accomplished with the conduct of series of Quizzes in all the partner schools.
With the intent of promoting hockey culture, One Thousand Hockey Legs, a project ...
Kanpur Beckons for OTHL
We at the Hockey Citizen Group are proud to have two elderly volunteers in Kanpur. This industrial city is the most important and obviously biggest city in the sprawling state of Uttar Pradesh. Considering the contribution of UP to the development of hockey, present and past, it was only question of time we turned our eyes on the city.
Mr S K Gupta is 65 plus while Mrs. Mithilesh is 62. They are our new volunteers with a backload of knowle...
11 Aug: It was a bright hot afternoon at 1500 hrs. The ground was very done by the hosts – Vivekanandha HSS, Lawspet. Slight delay in the match because of certain logistics and the match started rolling.
In front of school ground, Vivekanandha School boys kept the umpire busy and made him signal a goal 5 times in a second half.
11 Aug: 5 teams of 3 children each in a huge hall, with over 50 boys and 50 girls was the set up for the quiz at Vivekanandha HS School at Lawspet.
The quiz was a little tuft for the children but the audience question brought a rather quiet audience to life. The children were keen on trying their luck to win posters announced as prizes for the audience prizes.
Here were the participants:
K Ganesh Kumar
P Magesh Kumar
Aug 11: A packed hall with audience and 5 teams participated in the Quiz at Amalorpavam School. The audience enthusiasm was too high on this day. In beginning, when the Shashank Gupta, who was conducting the quiz, checked with audience’s knowledge of Hockey, it was surprising to see that they could name around 13 players who have played for India.
This was encouragement for the OTHL team who knew that today’s audience is surely well informed.
Developing sustained passion for Hockey by introduction of Hockey to pre and early teenaged children and simultaneously promoting playing sport as a culture and tradition, thereby contributing to develop a sports loving society.