10th August 2009: It was the day of Petit Seminaire, an Educational Institution of great repute in the historical city of Puducheery.
The 165-year old school plunged into hockey mode on this day. There was a trophy unveiling and certificate distribution in the morning assembly. This was followed by another two events. First, quiz competition was held in their school premises and then in the evening Petit Seminaire School met Vivekanandha School (Lawspet) in the first match of t...
Don Bosco Higher Secondary School Invited to Join
Don Bosco Higher Secondary School is one of the popular and traditonal educational institutions in the Puducherry town.
OTHL team visited the school today (8th Aug, 2009) and extended an official invitation to the school to join the now increasingly recognizable and popular 'One Thousand Hockey Legs' program.
The school principal Father Rev. Gregory Devarajan, himself a hockey player in his school d...
Mini Hockey Carnival Starts in Punducherry
Now it is competition time. Not just that. Along with competion on the turf, there is alo rival to be met in quiz room.
Yes, the hockey carnival gets started in Puducherry on Monday (the 10th Aug).
This is first time the Hockey Citizen Group is seeking to consolidate the gains it made in the six months. Since starting school teams in Puducherry from January this year, it has been planned to have mo...
One Thousand Hockey Legs was put on the turf in January this year, the fag end of the last academic sesson.
Even as the second season starts, our OTHL also makes its beginning, very wisely indeed.
Wiseman Higher Secondary School, located in Velrampet locality of Puducherry, has completed all formality to subscribe to our program.
On Thursday, the 23rd July, a small introductory function was held to mark the occaion. ...
Exciting August awaits Puducherry
Summer Vacation for schools is just over. Children are back to class rooms with renewed energy and enthusiasm. New academic session commences all over India.
Schools in Puducherrry, where our one thousand hockey legs is firmly on footing, opened a week late due to continuing summer.
As the schools opened, we at the organizing side need to prepare ourselves for the tasks ahead. We need to monitor and put in plac...
As always, I had a nervous morning on the run day, i.e. last Sunday, 31st May '09.
Don't know what I was nervous about.
By my own standards, I was 80% prepared for the run. One can always pull in the remaining bit considering the enthusiasm of the day. So, there wasn't much to be worried about.
As I reached Kanteerva Stadium, where the run was supposed to begin, I realized that the massive number of participants. It was different kind of feeling as if I am st...
I write this article seeking support from readers/visitors/patron in my 'Run for a cause'.
What am I doing?
I will be running 10km in Sunfeast 10k Run in Bangalore on 31st May '09.
What is this idea of pledge raising?
Marathon or long-distance running has been a way to raise money for charity organizations, for a long time. It is something like; my run is a symbolic gesture as my support to an organization. To support me, you either run with me or yo...
We had recently got a brief feed back from an unexpected quarter. The person concerned forcibly put forth his views amidst a group of 4, 5 people. So, we thought of sharing it with the othl readers.
The concern expressed by the Puducherry hockey official was on points:
One, othl program ignores Government schools
Secondly, the HCG takes help from non-technical people to run the show in Puducherry.
Our answer for the above concerns are : <...
It is always interest how much monies spent on OTHL so far?
We shall just glance accounts of HCG for four months between Jan and April 2009.
Most expenses can be bracketed into 4 major heads. They are administration, publication, equippment and field operation.
Registration of Hockey Citizen Group and other general administrative expenses: INR 9000.
We got it printed ABC hockey book...
Schools in Puducherry are almost a month into their summer vacation. The heat wave has forced the school authorities in Delhi to go in for advancing summer vacation. It is almost summer vacation time in Kolkata
So, as the schools closed, we open our eyes to the tasks that lies ahead.
Othl program is almost four months old. We aim to start it in four metros. Though Puducherry is in Phase I, Kolkata progress is staggering, it appears. So...
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.