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Summer Camp comes to an end amidst enthusiasm and synergy


Summer Camp comes to an end amidst enthusiasm and synergy

The two-day hockey summer camp for school children in Puducherry came to a nostalgic end on Sunday evening, the 19th April 2009.

After hectic sessions of practice, quiz and Chak De India movie watching, about 129 boys and girls whose name we will list out shortly melted away to their homes, carrying the first ever turf feeling that would stay etched in their memory for long.

A shabash and 100 marks to Shashank


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 ...

First Day Camp Report


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 strange kids go to Puducherry


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...

congratulation to indian colts


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 ...

The Right Step


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.

Invitation to schools for Summer Camp in Puducherry


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 ...

Rishra Brahmananda High School joins OTHL bandwagon


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.


Highly required- 5 M's


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.


OTHL's Exploratory Mission in a virgin territory called Kolkata Schools


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...

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.

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