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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...

Meet a dedicated Volunteer - Dr. Shankar Chatterjee


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.

Kolkata: A different place


Recently I was on my maiden visit to Kolkata.

Purpose: Explore the possibilities of how we can start ‘One Thousand Hockey Legs’ on grass root levels.

You say ‘Calcutta’ or ‘Kolkata’ and various people have different remarks to make. They have various queries. Yes, Kolkata is a different place to be. The unique thing about Taxis there is, they never say ‘no’, may wherever you have to go.

In many ways, Kolkata is a city of contrasts.
You hav...

The Best Hockey Player-Prasanna


After nearly 16 years, I was a part of school assembly. The only difference was in my placement.
A shy student in my school days, this time I was on the dais this time with a child reading the news, one child reading the prayer and then Principal addressing the school.
I was at Vivekanand Higher Secondary School, Lawspet, Pondicherry.
As I was introduced, I was asked to say a few words. More than a thousand children were facing me. I was quite nervous.
“Good morning t...

Monthly Report : January 2009


Monthly Report: 1

2009 January marked a very crucial phase of Hockey Ctizen Group (HCG).

A project conceived in 2008 – ‘One Thousand Hockey Legs (OTHL)’ -- took shape with the initiation of hockey in five schools in Puducherry (Pondicherry) groundwork for which was done in November and December 2008.

OTHL was chosen for Puducherry, because we wanted to explore a city where Hockey doesn’t exist much, a small city where we could make a difference w...

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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