The new year marks beginning of third year of ‘One Thousand Hockey Legs’.
It has so far been so interesting and inspiring that we look forward to 2011 as a year of consolidation.
We could convince and start hockey in about 30 schools spread over five cities – Puducherry, Kanpur, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi -- where hockey was not in the list of sports being practised before we knocked their doors.
That about 30 schools are ...
One gets hockey news in the newspapers, television channels and websites. They in part gives an idea of what's going on in hockey around you.
Young children may be reading newspapers, seeing the channels but we are not sure how much proper knowledge of hockey they get out of these.
It has been, therefore, our endevour to create hockey literature and make it reach it to young hearts.
Recently, we in the Hockey Citizen Group brought out a bou...
We are happy to bring the attention of visitors of this site over our recent activity. It deals with spreading of hockey information to younger generation, the students in schools in particular.
We have recently brought out three publications. These are simple tools to realize Hockey Citizen Group’s objective of creating enlightened hockey followers and players....
Despite rain and unpredictable climate, Chennai and Puducherry, the costal centres of OTHL, witnessed a flurry of activities in November 2010.
These activities have been planned as per the overall vision of HCG.
Here is the recap of these carefully planned and immaculately implemented activities.
1) ‘Feel Turf Chennai’. OTHL runs its flagship One Thousand Hockey Legs in Chennai almost a year. Out of three schools, our part time paid coaches go ...
It was a big day for One Thousand Hockey Legs.
Almost 2 years back, when we set out on taking Hockey to some 6 schools of the city of Pondicherry - almost all of them never played Hockey in their existence - we had a dream that one day we will have a team that will represent OTHL Pondicherry; a team that will go around and play matches with various other teams in and out of their city.
2 years of toil and endeavor brought us to the day when OTHL Pondicherry team, co...
The 3 OTHL schools from Chennai:
Don Bosco, Egmore
St. Anthony Anglo Indian School, Egmore
St Bedes School, Santhome
will assemble at 12noon at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Chennai to take part in "Feel Turf" programme being held by One Thousand Hockey Legs team....
This academic year the Hockey season started in Pondicherry in July.
Steady practise went on in all the 8 associated schools in the city.
Recently, a knock-out format tournament was concieved by the local coaches and Project Officers....
Its long since we saw boys and girls our schools on the turf. The long, long summer vacation, which is being extended due to continuous hot weather, has kept us away from hockey. This has thankfully come to an end at least in Chennai.
The training part of our scheme has again on the swing.
An enthusiastic coach has taken up training girls and boys teams of St. Anthony Anglo-Indian school in Egmore, Chennai.
We all know Mr. C. Rosario, the Phy...
The preparations for the OTHL hockey festival began in the middle of March 2010 when I started calling up all teams to look for a suitable dates for the programme and ensuring they were practicing twice weekly. Ideally this should have taken place during the winter months but the academic session played spoilsport with all the schools remaining busy with various exams. With such a high premium on academic pursuits these days and Hockey being at the bottom rung and belonging to the endangered spe...
I had been invited (though no invitations are required for Hockey) by Mr. Shankar Chatterjee to join them in the ongoing Hockey festival organized by One Thousand Hockey Legs (OTHL) to promote Hockey among School Children being held from 8th April, 2010 to 10th April 2010 at various School grounds.
Due to my preoccupation, I could make it only in the evening on the last day (10th April a Saturday) to Shanti Sangha Shiksa Mandir in Parnasree, Behala. This ground on which the matche...
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.