He does not live there. He does not speak the local language. Food habits are different. Names of all the persons whom he met there were, at least to him, tongue twisters. Yet, our volunteer Shashank Gupta, legal partner of the Hockey Citizen Group, worked against all odds to successfully conduct the first summer camp of our organization in Puducherry. .
Shashank lives in Bangaluru, a good 400 km off from Puducherry, knows English and Hindi, the later anathema in Puducherry, but ...
The first summer camp commenced at Puducherry as planned. About 100 othl listed school children and another 50 from interested schools turned up for the camp in the morning of Saturday, the 18th April 2009.
First, all the boys and girls were registered. Then they were grouped into to various teams to facilitate easy handling of different programmes.
A women coach, five of our regulars (liaison officers nominated by the othl. listed schools) were joined by two stu...
Two hockey students are set to go Puducherry to be part of the summer camp for the OTHL band.
Arun and Prasanna are still young hockey players. The duo from Bangalore will be in Puducherry on Saturday and Sunday and will do their bit in the hockey summer camp being organized by the Hockey Citizen Group. Arun and Prasanna are students at Ananya Trust, Bangalore, an alternative style educational residential school for the under-privileged.
Its first first time Arun will be g...
i congratulate the 8 time olympic champions on their win in azlan shah cup. i pray to almighty for better future of indian hockey team in international arena ...
We need to concentrate on hockey at the school level. To put some perspective, when I passed out from school, there used to be football and hockey grounds to play. Within the past five years, the available playground size shrunk to the size of a basketball court.
Five years further down the line, there will not be space to play even the pebble game 'staapu' in some schools. Naturally, cricket takes over because it is more practical to play galli cricket than galli hockey.
Schools in the Pondicherry and its suburbs are invited to send their wards to the first Summer Camp. The invitation is extended to both OTHL enlisted as well as any other public or private schools.
OTHL will be organizing two-day Summer Camp, on 18th and 19th April 2009. The most likely venue is Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Puducherry.
Though primarily the camp is for the Five Schools enlisted under One Thousand Hockey Legs (OTHL) Program, arrangements are being ...
One Thousand Hockey Legs makes a beginning in West Bengal. The Morepukur based Rishar Brahmananda Keshab Chandra High School, has completed the formalities to enlist themselves with the Hockey Citizen Group's flagship program, One Thousand Hockey Legs.
In their communications, the authorities have welcomed the concept. 'Let us first congratulate you on this bold initiative', says the letter the office of the HCG received on the last working day of March 2009.
I am Somesh from Chennai. I graduated out of Anna University,Chennai last year with a B.Tech in Ceramics. I have played for the university hockey team 2 times and am a ambitious and hockey loving citizen.
I am currently working for an IT ompany called CSC(Covansys), Tambaram,Chennai.
"One Thousand Hockey Legs" is a great initiative started by Arumugam sir and i express my deep thanks to him for implementing this initiative.
ONE THOUSAND HOCKEY LEGS should take off to a flying start in Kolkata.
You might remember we first met at the CC & FC ground at 10-30 am where the Kolkata six-a-side tournament was underway. We met Inderjit Singh, later Mr Rocky Downes.
Thereafter we started on the 23rd Feb at 2-30 pm from the Apollo Hospital and reached the Julien Day School, Ganganagar and spoke to Mr Julian Glynn Broughton and Rocky Downes; made our presentation and willingly accepted their sch...
Voluntarism is foundation on which the castle of One Thousand Hockey is sought to be built. We, in the Citizen Hockey Group, seek to reach volunteers through our website (othl.stick2hockey.com) to open hockey teams in schools, where the sport was not played in the recent past.
We made a significant inroad in our quest for nestling volunteers when a professional doctor contacted us for offering his services to OTHL-one of the early birds to come home to this site.
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.