Annual General Meeting of Hockey Citizen Group was held in Bangalore on 31st March 2017. The following decisions were taken to REALIfurther the noble objectives enshrined in the Trust’s constitution.
Heartful thanks to United Thalessary Sports Club, based in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman for their timely benevolence on the NGO to invite OTHL team for the Second Gulf Hockey Fiesta 2017 in which our team was the only from Non-Gulf nations. The AGM in particular expresses its sincere gratitude for the generosity with which the underprivileged team was extended hospitality throughout thetour and also in bearing all costs.
It is suggested to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UTSC for further co-operation and future interaction.
To write an appreciation letter to Ms Elena Norman on her being conferred with the Asian Hockey Federation’s Order of Merit recently during the AHF Congress in Muscat, Oman.
On getting feed from various activities, the following broad guidelines were forumulated
Send girls team from Delhi for the next Sub-Junior Women National failing which request HI for exemption from participation for the 2018 season.
It seems discipline and its enforcement seem to be top priority. In order to inculcate required levels of discipline, which is very much in need of the hour as the activities enlarge, it is suggested to apply strict disciplinary actions and punishments, wherever needed, even at the cost of playing merit of players.
Since inception, the NGO bore all the expenses of players including kit, training, equipment, stadium rental, exposure tours etc. It is often found the kids and their families do not understand the spirit behind such efforts. IT is therefore felt to introduce a Minimum Charge concept to inculcate participatory spirit among the end beneficiaries.
More so for the combined teams. It is clear that the NGO’s primary objective is opportunity for the kids, especially from bottom of the stratified society, to play hockey sport and develop teams at schools. However, as logics would demand, combined teams collating best talents from across all schools are prepared for representative teams to take part in Nationals, State level competitions etc. These teams, for instance, need to bear the incidental costs on their own.
There is always demand for including talents from other than OTHL schools, to be part of combined teams for various technical, human and other factors. This need to be discouraged. It’s a matter of policy to keep the integrity of the organization. However, in extraordinary circumstances, wherever the combined team strength will be eighteen players instead of sixteen, inclusion of one import talent may be considered.
The AGM thanks Mr. V Ravichandran, for the volunteer donation of Rs.100,000 (Rupees one lac only) made during the FY.
The AGM also places on record its thanks to Ms Chartered Accountants for failing ITRs for over six years without charge, and also volunteer donation of Rs.50,000 (Rupees fifty thousand only) made during the FY.
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.