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...
The 2nd day for OTHL team started off on a rather slow note. The quiz at Khalsa High School didn’t materialize and due to distance issues, the visit of Kanaipur Sirguru High School to Shanti Sangha Siksha Mandir planned in the first half of the day didn’t materialize. This was postponed to the latter half of the day due to heat factors.
In the afternoon session, OTHL team reached Shanti Sangha Siksha Mandir and started off with the OTHL Quiz. The response from the children was ama...
The final day of Kolkata festival and the OTHL team started early and reached Julien Day Kalyani where a match between the home team and Julien Day Ganganagar was scheduled. The match started a bit late and Kalyani school were never in the game.
JDS Ganganagar kept squeezing out energy from the Kalyani team on the bright and hot morning by hitting the board at regular intervals. JDS Kalyani hardly made any circle penentrations and were mostly defending the onslaught from Ganganag...
What a day it was? Anyone who feels or thinks Hockey is dying in this country and there is no enthusiasm left for it anymore should have accompanied the OTHL Team (Dr. S K Chatterjee and Shashank Gupta) today in Kolkata.
The OTHL day started with a long drive to Hooghly. The Kanaipur School and Rishra Brahamananda School children were waiting for us and within the few minutes, after the match sheets were filled, action began.
We got to know that Brahamananda school...
There are a lot of activities planned in Kolkata from 8-10th April '10.
Quizzes, in-school matches and matches at SAI are scheduled on these 3 days.
All 6 Kolkata schools:
Rishra Brahmanand Keshab Chandra High School
Kanaipur Sriguru High School, Nabogram, Konnagar, Hooghly
Julian Day School Ganganagar, Kolkata
Julian Day School Kalyani, Kolkata
Shanti Sangha Siksha Mandir Girls High School
Khalsa High School
We, at Hockey Citizen Group, are proud to announce the winners of "Hockey World Cup- Watch, Report and Win" Contest.
This contest opened in the begining of the Hero Honda 2010 World Cup on 28th Feb 2010 and closd on 13th Mar 2010.
We received only 2 responses for this contest. Although, this can be considered low from one point of view but the World Cup comes at a time when most of the schools were having examinations.
From our side, we view this as a beginin...
What is happening?
Hero Honda World Cup, 2010 is happening in New Delhi from 28th Feb – 13th Mar. As you watch the matches LIVE, you can win exciting prizes for every match.
What do you have to do?
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Kanpur: 21st Feb
On a cool Sunday morning at 6am, I went to Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (aka IIT Kanpur).
The occasion was to witness One Thousand Hockey Legs, Kanpur children participating in IIT K Golden Jubilee Marathon.
The children were participating in 5km run to symbolically show case to the World their love, support and passion for Hockey.
The enthusiasm could be felt right at the IIT entrance gate on a moderately chilly Sunday morning, wher...
Last week, on 14th Feb, 2010, HCG supporter, Kautuk Khare participated in Auroville Marathon in Pondicherry.
Dedicating his run as "Run to support the cause of One Thousand Hockey Legs", Kautuk did pledge raising for the organization.
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.